Japanese Internment Camps

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A Loaded Weapon – Japanese Relocation Note: these are answers to questions regarding the reading "A Loaded Weapon: Japanese Relocation," but the answers have the questions within them. 1. Japanese and Japanese-Americans in the US did not have a smooth time just up until the time of relocation. Prejudice against Japanese-Americans had been widespread, especially on the West Coast, for one half-century before Pearl Harbor. In addition to the prejudice, Japanese males were prevented from marrying white …

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…Spanish-Hawaiian. This attempt failed. While leaving a post office in Oakland, FBI agents seized him and in Federal court was found guilty of breaking the law. Korematsu appealed his conviction to the U.S. Supreme Court. In the case of Korematsu vs. United states the high court was asked to decide whether the evacuation and relocation of Japanese-Americans violated their constitutional rights. The nine justices of the court voted 6 to 3 to uphold Korematsu’s conviction.