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Judicial Branch and Civil Liberties Unit: Civics Curated Course

Supreme Court Document-based Questions

Case background and primary source documents concerning the Supreme Court case of Korematsu v. United States. Dealing with President Franklin Roosevelt's executive order 9066 and the relocation of Japanese Americans during World War Two, this lesson asks students to asses the Supreme Court's Decision in Korematsu v. United States.
 
Understanding Korematsu v. U.S. – Essay by Artemus Ward
Korematsu v. U.S. – Case Background
Documents to Examine (A-P)
The Issue Endures – National Defense Authorization Act (2012)
Identifying and Teaching against Misconceptions: Six Common Mistakes about the Supreme Court – Essay by Diana E. Hess Classroom Applications
Online Resources
Case Briefing Sheet
Constitutional Issue Evidence Form
Documents Summary
Attorney Document Analysis
Moot Court Procedures
Tips for Thesis Statements and Essays Rubric for Evaluating a DBQ Essay on a 9-Point Scale
Key Question Scoring Guidelines for All Essays
Constitutional Principles and their Definitions
Answer Key
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