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Korematsu v. United States

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English II. ESADE Business & Law School.

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Korematsu v. United States

  1. 1. 1 Joaquín Oliver Vermeulen 1º GBD – ESADE Business & Law School – English II March 2015 Korematsu vs united states
  2. 2. 2 "As lo ng as m y re co rd stands in fe de ral co urt, any Am e rican citiz e n can be he ld in priso n o r co nce ntratio n cam ps witho ut trialo r he aring . Iwo uld like to se e the g o ve rnm e nt adm it the y we re wro ng and do so m e thing abo ut it, so this willne ve r happe n ag ain to any Am e rican citiz e n o f any race , cre e d, o r co lo r. “ Fre d Ko re m atsu (1 9 8 3), o n his de cisio n to ag ain challe ng e his co nvictio n 40 ye ars late r
  3. 3. 3 Background information December 1941 port of Pearl Harbor➝ attacked by the Japanese. February 1924 President D. Roosevelt signed➝ ➝ Executive Order 9066 E. Order 9066 allowed the military to move Japanese Americans➝ to special camps. Appears Fred Korematsu.
  4. 4. 4 The case Korematsu American citizen / Japanese parents➝ ➝ refused to go. Korematsu took the case to the courts. The US government said the evacuation was necessary.
  5. 5. 5 Finally… Agreed with the US government. The case went to the US Supreme Court.
  6. 6. 6 US Supreme Court decision The vote was 6-3 in favor of the US.
  7. 7. 7 The lasting impact. Now… Japanese internment camps now.
  8. 8. 8 Bibliography http://www.infoplease.com/us/supreme-court/cases/ar18.html http://www.streetlaw.org/en/Page/303/Important_Vocabulary_ http://www.streetlaw.org/en/Page/297/Background_Summary__ Questions_ http://es.slideshare.net/EVHSbeach/korematsu-vs-united-states http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korematsu_v._United_States http://www.oyez.org/cases/1940-1949/1944/1944_22 https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/323/214

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