Korematsu v. the United States: World War II Japanese-American Internment Camps

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The US Supreme Court is the head of the judicial branch of the federal government. It is the highest court in the land, with thousands of cases appealed to it every year. One of those history-making cases was Korematsu v. The United States, which addressed the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Readers will follow this case from beginning to end, including the social and political climates that led up to it and the effects it had after the court made its ruling. Major players and key events are discussed, including Fred Korematsu, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Frank Knox, General DeWitt, Alfonso Zirpoli, Adolphus, St. Sure, Al Wirin, Charles Fahy, Harlan Stone, Mitsuye, Endo, and Marilyn Hall Patel. Compelling chapters and informative sidebars also cover the Fourteenth Amendment, the American Civil Liberties Union, executive orders, Japanese immigration, Russo-Japanese War, World War II, the Japanese American Citizen's League, Issei, Nisei, Executive Order 9066, the Ringle Report, and the Evacuation Claims Act. Korematsu v. The United States forever influenced how we view expansion of governmental power during wartime. This landmark Supreme Court case changed the course of US history and shaped the country we live in.

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Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 9
BISACS JNF030000, JNF043000, JNF018020
Genre Nonfiction
Subject History, Social Studies
Copyright 2013
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Essential Library
Language English
Number of Pages 160
Season 2012-08-01
ISBN 9781617834738, 9781614801641
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 341.6
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 9
Lexile 1190
Accelerated Reader® Quiz NOT AR
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