Korematsu v. United States (1944)

This Korematsu v. United States (1944) handout & reference also includes:

Young historians learn about the arguments and decisions made during the Supreme Court case of Korematsu v. United States, as well as complete a activity activity referencing President Ronald Reagan's national apology to Japanese Americans who were interned during World War II. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use this case as a springboard for a class debate on the final decision of the case. Have learners research arguments made by the Supreme Court justices and use what they know about the Constitution to support their positions
Pros

  • Well-written overview of Korematsu's argument and lasting implications
  • Informational text includes photos to help explain topic
  • Connects case to public opinion in the aftermath of terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001
Cons

  • None