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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

At first glance, Executive Order 9066 might read like boring bureaucratese. But what did this dry government document mean for Japanese Americans during World War II? FIND OUT MORE »

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Photograph, Ayala's Return, 1935, Associated Oil Company.

Peruse 11 exhibits, from the Gold Rush of 1849 to Japanese American internment [...] »

Photo, Japanese American boys and their bicycles, c. 1909, U of WA

Go back in time and witness the harsh conditions at Japanese Internment Camps [...] »

Photo, Queen Liliuokalani at Washington Place, Aug. 12 1898, Univ. of Hawaii...

Compare U.S. and Hawaiian opinion on Hawaiian annexation. [...] »

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Teaching Resources

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Photo, A young evacuee of Japanese ancestry. . . , 1942, NARA

What were the consequences of and motivations for Japanese American removal [...] »

Photo, Lieutenant Roberto Lim of the Philippine Islands, Mar. 1943, LoC

Scratch the surface of Asian Pacific American history this May, and keep [...] »

Photo, Baseball game, Manzanar Relocation Center, Calif., 1945, Ansel Adams, LoC

If the U.S. interned you and your family, how would you respond? [...] »

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Quizzes

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When and where was this photo taken? See what clues you can spot! [...] »

Veterans Day is for everyone who fought for the U.S.—including those who [...] »

Chinese newspaper, dishware, basket and other unidentified items: From Alice Io

In the 19th century, no one expected Chinese food to take off in the United [...] »

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