Japanese Internment

55. Japanese Internment


The subject is American History. You must read from this text book Discovering The American Past 7th Edition. Chapter 8 Japanese Internment from page 236 to 259. What were the constitutional issues involved in Korematsu v. United States? In your opinion, did the facts presented support the claim that the military situation justified the temporary suspension of parts of the Constitutions? Use the documents in Chapter 8 of DAP to respond to this prompt. Be sure to use the documents to explain your answer. How to Answer a Document Based Question (DBQ)
Your Document-Based Question should be 4 typed pages. To answer a DBQ, follow these steps:
1. Try to answer the prompt in one or two sentences. This will be your argument or “thesis.
2. Develop at least three reasons why your answer is correct. Each reason will be the topic of one paragraph in your essay.
3. Pick at least six pieces of evidence (two for each reason) to support the arguments you will make in the essay. Read the sections on “Method” and “Questions to Consider” in Discovering the American Past (DAP) carefully–they will give you some hints about how to analyze the evidence.
4. Begin to write with an introduction that states your thesis and the reasons you believe your answer is correct. Next, write a paragraph about each reason, using the evidence you have identified to support your argument. Remember that you must explain WHY you believe your evidence supports your argument–it is not enough simply to list the evidence. Finish with a conclusion that summarizes your argument. Additional notes: this is an essay, so it has to have a conclusion, as well as the references from the text book (Discovering The American Past)chapter 8.

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