Korematsu

Korematsu
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  • The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor led to the case of Korematsu v the U.S because it led to the internment of Japanese Citizens 
  • Korematsu acted as a Mexican-American in order to avoid internment 
  • I need to disguise my citizenship so I can continue to be free!
  • Korematsu was arrested and put on trial for ignoring a federal order which led to him appealing to the Supreme court because he felt that his rights for equal protection was being infringed upon.
  • The Supreme agreed with the U.S. They saw the protection and safety of the country as more important than the individual rights of the Japanese citizens since they were at war with the Japanese Empire
  • Overall this course set a precenedent in the Supreme Court that cases relating to a racial issue can be found constitutional  if it is for the greater good of the country. This case is also important to look to because it shows how the 14th amendment rights work but also to see how the U.S prioritizes safety of the country when in war time.
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