The Presidency: Constitutional Controversies3 Lessons
Korematsu v. U.S. (1944)
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 II, this lesson asks students to assess the Supreme Court's decision in Korematsu v. United States.
Eisenhower and the Little Rock Crisis (1957)
3 Activities60 Min
A document-based question which explores Dwight D. Eisenhower's response to the Little Rock Crisis. This lesson asks students to asses President Eisenhower's constitutional justification for his decision to send federal troops to Little Rock, Arkansas to enforce a federal court's order to integrate public schools.