Korematsu v. United States

World War II

The most recognized session in the United States during WWI

  • Paranoia grew within America
  • Everyone was afraid of Japanese spies or terrorists attacking America.
  • In defiance of this, A American-born of Japanese origin, Fred Korematsu , refused to leave his home in San Leandro
  • He Appealed to the United Supreme Court , challenging the integrity of the Deportation order
  • A 6-3 majority was for Korematsu’s conviction, stating that “all legal restrictions which curtail the civil rights of a single racial group are immediately suspect”
  • In 1998 President Bill Clinton awards Fred Korematsu the Presidential medal of Freedom.