Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution: Loyalty

Grade Range: 4-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Source, Reference Materials
Date Posted: 6/10/2008

Students will learn how the loyalty of Japanese Americans was tested during World War II. Based on answers to mandatory loyalty questionnaires, many Japanese Americans were sent to separate camps, repatriated, expatriated or given the opportunity to be drafted into the military. This section of A More Perfect Union, an online exhibition, includes artifacts from the Museum's collections, primary source documents, photographs and oral histories. Oral history transcripts are available in the subsections The Questionnaire, Expatriation and Repatriation, and The Draft.

National Standards

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades K-4)

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)

Standards in History (Grades K-4)

United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)

Instructional Strategies

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