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The Pearl Harbor Speech Given December 8, 1941 by Franklin D. Roosevelt Before Congress

 

December 5, 2019

President Franklin D Roosevelt addressing Congress on December 8, 1941 after the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor.

"Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Senate, and of the House of Representatives:

Yesterday, December 7th, 1941-a date which will live in infamy-the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

The United States was at peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its government and its emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific.

Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in the American island of Oahu, the Japanese ambassador...



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