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World War II and the Postwar Period
World War II and the Postwar Period The United States entered World War II in 1942. During the war, immigration decreased.
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Japanese-American Internment You may wish to view our Digital Story about Japanese Internment During WWII by Sandra Rodriguez as an introduction to this section. During World War II, the federal government ordered 120,000 Japanese-Americans who lived on the West coast to leave their homes and live in 10 large relocation camps ( see Internment Map ) in remote, desolate areas, surrounded by barbed wire and armed guards.
Bill of Rights - This game quizzes the user on the Bill of Rights in a variety of formats. Argument Wars - Players debate historical Supreme Court cases by advancing arguments and backing them up. The Redistricting Game - The game introduces the redistricting system, explores potential abuses, and offers info about reform.
Specific Inquiry Based Lessons Do History: Martha Ballard DoHistory is an interactive site based upon the 200 year old diary of midwife/healer Martha Ballard. There are thousands of downloadable pages of original documents such as diaries, letters, maps, court records, town records, and more.
"This order for the mass evacuation of all persons of Japanese descent denies them the right to live," Seattle native Gordon Hirabayashi wrote in 1942 .
Chapter 1 : Roots of the American People (Prehistory–1500) Chapter 2 : Europe Looks Outward (1000–1720) Chapter 3 : Colonies Take Root (1587–1752) Chapter 4 : Life in the Colonies (1650–1750) Chapter 5 : The Road to Revolution (1745–1776) Chapter 6 : The American Revolution (1776–1783) Chapter 7 : Creating the Constitution (1776–1790)