Joaquín Oliver Vermeulen
1º GBD – ESADE Business & Law School – English II
"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
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.
Korematsu American citizen / Japanese parents➝ ➝
refused to go.
Korematsu took the
case to the courts.
The US government said the
evacuation was necessary.
Agreed with the
The case went to the
US Supreme Court.
US Supreme Court decision
The vote was 6-3 in
favor of the US.
The lasting impact. Now…
Japanese internment camps now.