Korematsu Versus United States This essay is a historical evaluation of the constitutionality of the Japanese internment during World War 2. The source for this essay is the 1944 Supreme Court ruling in the case of Korematsu versus the United States. This essay is structured as a compare and contrast of the various justice’s opinions. It should be noted that this case was set after Japanese bombing of the Pearl Harbor and other bases, our entry into World War 2, and during a time of great fear in the United States. The fear of a Japanese invasion of California was very real. Mr. Black and Mr. Frankfurter believed that the relocation order was constitutional. Mr. Black brought up the Executive Order No. 9066. It was believed that there were Japanese who were working in the US to commit both espionage and sabotage. The goal was to break down the national defenses, and aid the Japanese in an invasion of California. The Executive Order says that, during war time, all possible protections must be made against espionage, sabotage, and invasion. He justified the act of imprisoning all Japanese and Japanese-Americans by saying it were the only sure way to stop all spies and saboteurs. In other words, with no way to quickly single out the spies and saboteurs, they decided to roundup everyone. The fear was that they would launch out on their ships and sail over to California and invade the U.S. There was no way for the U.S. to determine how many and who the disloyal Japanese were in this country. Because he had only been convicted of violating provision number one, provision one was the only part of the executive order the Supreme Court could rule on. Provision one states that he was supposed to leave the area but did not. Since he never reported to the assembly area he can’t be prosecuted for leaving that area. Finally, since he was not under military control he can’t be prosecuted for leaving the military control. Mr. Frankfurter concurred with Mr. Black and added to it the Civilian Exclusion Order No. 34 which states, “The provisions of the Constitution which confer on the Congress and the President Powers to enable this country to wage war are as much part of the Constitution as provisions looking to a nation at peace….” He said that because he believed that the internment of Japanese were an exercise of the war power. Therefore it was constitutional to infringe on the civil rights. Jackson, Roberts and Murphy maintained that the order violated Korematsu’s rights as a United States citizen. Mr. Murphy said that this exclusion of “all Japanese ancestry, both alien and non- alien,” violated Korematsu’s individual rights. While it was essential to let the military have discretion, they still have to have a reason for imprisoning these people, other than their race. Murphy dissented because he said it was about racism, there was no truth there was anything wrong, and that we were imprisoning American citizens based on race.…
The Internment Camps
The Japanese Internment Camps that were placed in the United States in the year of 1942 to secure Japanese Americans from doing harm to the nation. During my research there were different things that really got me interested in this topic such as treatment, where were they placed, and how they work. This camps were first made because the Japanese army attacked pearl harbor and this woke up the nation that they weren’t really protected…
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Contrasting Japanese-Americans from Americans is well done as we see the boy ask the girl for the time, when she tells him that it is six o’ clock, he is left wondering about what “they” would be doing back at home. The way the word “they” is used in the book is pointed towards Americans. Since the Japanese Americans cannot be trusted by Americans anymore, Americans have also lost their respect in the Japanese Americans for sending them to these internment camps. Whereas Americans were probably…
MAPP V OHIO
Mapp V Ohio is a famous Supreme Court case that has affected many American lives. Police officers suspected Miss Mapp of owning a bomb in her house. The officers attempted an initial visit but failed. After that they returned with a search warrant for a bomb, police forcibly entered the residence, and conducted a search. Obscene materials have been found but no bomb. Miss Mapp was trialed and convicted for these materials.
The constitutional issue of the case was whether evidence…
Japanese internment; a dent in canada’s history
Written By: MN
World War II changed the way the entire world used to run. It created a new chapter not only in our national history, but internationally as well. Protective measures were taken in Canada where 22 000 Japanese Canadians were isolated and placed in internment camps to insure protectiveness. Many would argue that this was unjust and wrong, yet Canada made the right decision when they decided to protect themselves against potential…
Japanese Canadian Internment
Friday, June 12, 2015
In Canada today, we have a wide variety of cultures all over our country such as the Japanese, Chinese, Natives, and others. In the early 1900's, many Japanese immigrated to Canada for jobs such as fishing, mining, and logging (Hickman and Fukawa 21). Despite needing Japanese immigrants, in the year of 1907, Canada was not very accepting of immigration. Canada was an extremely racist country…
The court plays a very critical role in American Criminal Justice. Without the development of courts, those who violate the law would face no penalty and would commit crimes and walk free. In this paper I will evaluate and examine the American Criminal court system. I will describe the court and the purpose that it serves as so I will also define the dual court system. I will also describe the role that early legal codes, the common law and the precedent played in the development of courts.
The supreme court of the United States is highest judiciary body in the United States which is a Federal judiciary. There also know as the chief of justice and eight associate justices. The people are nominated by the president and confirmed with the “advice and consent” majority vote of the senate. Once appointed justices effectively have life tenure, serving “during good behavior”, terminates “only upon death, resignation, retirement, or convector on impeachment. The court also meets in Washington…
applies to the Ebola Scare, The internment of Japanese citizens during World War II ,
" by Arthur Miller.
The Ebola scare was a good example of a large quantity of people coming to
conclusions and discriminating individuals from Africa. The Ebola virus is the most
feared virus of our time. What exactly is Ebola? Ebola is a viral hemorrhagic fever
actually named after the River Ebola in Zaire, Africa, where it was first discovered. I
came to see that the American people saw every African individual to have Ebola when…
Houston mentions that Japanese people who are forcefully moved to camp, tend to accept the fact of being captured at camp and try to make the best of a bad situation. “My parents and older brothers and sisters, like most of the internees, accepted their lot and did what they could to make the best of a bad situation. “We’re here,” Woody would say. “we’re here, and there’s no use moaning about it forever.” (page 111). In addition, authors mentioned in order to survive, Japanese people have to contain…