Korematsu v United States 1944

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  • In 1939, World War II began in Europe, and in 1941.....
  • Japan attacked a US naval base- Pearl Harbor. This caused many Americans to harshly discriminate against Japanese-Americans.
  • The Internment Camp
  • Mom, I wanna go home...
  • This fear of people of Japanese descent resulted in FDR's Executive Order 9066, which gave the military power to force Japanese Americans into internment camps.
  • We Can't.
  • But Fred Korematsu refused to leave his home in San Leandro, California
  • Korematsu's case was taken to the Supreme Court in order to decide whether it was constitutional or not to take him away from his home.
  • But the court voted 6-3 in favor of the United States because protection against spies during the war was more important than Korematsu's rights.
  • FIN.
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