Japanese Internment Camps 1942 not soon after pearl harbor attacks 1941

!942 world war II had America fearing Japan and potential threats or spies On February 19th 1942 over 110,000 Japanese american citizen where ordered to leave there home and moved to Camps enclosed by barbed wire far from any city. When the returned home they had to restart there life.

this had a lasting affect on the US many still question if it was the right thing to do.

Korematsu v. united states 1944

This supreme court case went against executive order 9066 that sent over 100,000 Japanese americans into secluded interment camps Korematsu proposed that these acts violated the 14th amendment that say he was to be treated equal under the law. The evacuation was an entire race with little evidence of a clear danger. The Japanese where not treated with equal protection under the law

Fred Korematsu says his rights are being violated. He said he did nothing wrong and his habeas corpus 5th amendment was being violated

Plesey vs Ferguson 1896

This supreme court case went against the segregation laws particularly those involving schools. The main issue with this Case was The Separate but equal doctrine. The separate car act in 1890 is what started the separate but equal idea and became a major issue and something civil right groups wanted to fix. Plesey was one eighth african american but was still seen as full african american forced to sit in a separate car. Plesey took this to court an fought saying he was not provided with equal treatment under the law. He lost and had to pay a fine.

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In both supreme case the idea that our 14th amendment was being violated. These events each in differnt times show us how civil rights have been violated in Americas history. the Korematsu and the Ferguson case both ended up losing. The question of equal protection under the law was brought up in both cases. plesey said he was not treated equal by the government and Korematsu claimed he did nothing wrong and that the government was violating his 14th amendment.

This shows how civil rights have continued to be an issue in The US. With differnt ways but the same reason. Differnt hate groups and differnt civil rights activates. History keeps repeating itself with the same isue of all created equal coming up

works cited

Plessy v. Ferguson. (2017, April 26). Retrieved April 26, 2017, from

T. (2014, May 26). The Dark Secrets of the Japanese Internment Camps - Full Documentary (720p HD). Retrieved April 26, 2017, from

Internment of Japanese Americans. (2017, April 23). Retrieved April 26, 2017, from


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