kormatsu v. united states

  • fred korematsu was born

    born in oakland,california.
  • fred korematsu charged

    The government charged Fred Korematsu, a US citizen of Japanese descent, with violating the Act of March 21, 1942,
  • Presidential Executive Order 9066

     Presidential Executive Order 9066
    During World War II, Presidential Executive Order 9066 and congressional statutes gave the military authority to exclude citizens of Japanese ancestry from areas deemed critical to national defense and potentially vulnerable to espionage. Korematsu remained in San Leandro, California and violated Civilian Exclusion Order No. 34 of the U.S. Army.
  • Frank Korematsu defied the order to be relocate.

    Fred Korematsu was arrested in San Leandro for refusing to report to a Japanese internment camp.
  • found guilty

    after serving two and one-half months in jail, Fred Korematsu was found guilty of violating the military order excluding Japanese Americans from the West Coast. Judge Adolphus St. Sure sentenced him to five years probation
  • fred korematsu case

    Fred Korematsu's case, heard on May 11, 1943, was the first of the three cases to be argued before the Supreme Court.
  • a legal team filed a writ of coram nobis

  • awarded medal

    President Bill Clinton, presents Fred Korematsu with a Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony at the White House in Washington on Jan. 15, 1998.
  • fred korematsu died

    Fred Korematsu died at the age of 86 in Larkspur, California.