BACKGROUND: After Pearl Harbor, The U.S. was afraid of another Japanese attack on the mainland and the American government worried that Americans of Japanese descent may raid the enemy. The U.S. took West coast Japanese and Japanese Americans and placed them in Internment Camps.
Fred Korematsu, A Japanese American, believed that the president, congress, and military authorities did not have the power to issue relocation orders against the Japanese-Americans. He challenged the decision in court because it was unconstitutional to discriminate based on race.
"A Young Fred Korematsu." ReAppropriate, wordpress, 30 Jan. 2014, reappropriate.co/2014/01/ korematsu-day-remembering-the-japanese-american-heroes-who-had-the-courage-to-def end-their-country-by-defying-it/. Accessed 1 Mar. 2017.
The US argued that their decision was justified because it was to help the war effort and was just for the safety of the country.
The decision of the court ruled in favor of the US.
Although Korematsu lost, After the war, the US realized that this was wrong and now all races and religions have equal protection throughout the United States.
"Korematsu V. United States." Street Law, Street Law Incorperated,landmarkcases.org/en/Page/297/Background_Summary__Questions_. Accessed 1Mar. 2017.