Case Study: Korematsu V. The US

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-Name: Korematsu v. The United States Project What are human rights (U.S. government)? Human rights are the fundamental rights reserved to protect the people in every country and which government cannot violate. An example according to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are the Natural Rights once quoted by John Locke, “Everyone has the right to life, liberty and the security of person" (The Universal Declaration of Human Rights |United Nations). What are civil rights (U.S. government)? Civil Rights are the rights that protect the people for political and social freedom and also equality. An example of civil rights in the U.S. would be the First Amendment, one of the rights found in the Bill of Rights. The First Amendment includes,…show more content…
What was the process? The government thought it was okay for the Japanese-Americans to be re-located because they believed that they were a threat to the United States.The American President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066 because the government feared sabotage from the almost 127,000 Japanese-Americans in the country at the time. This put great pressure on the president. Congress responded by establishing a commision to investigate the camps. ADD exclusion order from your timeline, add how they got to the camps & when they were…show more content…
The United States? The Supreme Court case Korematsu v. The United States was a case that stated the U.S. government was violating the Japanese-Americans’ civil rights. Korematsu was arrested for violating the “Exclusion Order” and sent to trial. Korematsu was found guilty and sentenced to 5 years of probation. He appealed to the circuit court but failed. The case then came before the Supreme Court. Korematsu’s conviction was upheld by a 6 to 3 vote (U.S.). The dissenting justices said ... Why were the Japanese-American Internment Camps a violation of human rights? The violation was violating human and civil rights in Article 1 in the Bill of Rights. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” -Bill of Rights. The government is not allowed to violate human rights. What is a connection to a current event (within the last 20 years) that has clear similarities to this?
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