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        Joint Address to Congress Leading to a Declaration of War Against Japan (1941) and Resource Materials

        On December 8, 1941, the day after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt delivered this "Day of Infamy Speech." Immediately afterward, Congress declared war, and the United States entered World War II. This resource group includes 2 primary source images, a background essay and a transcript.

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        Joint Address to Congress Leading to a Declaration of War Against Japan (1941): Background Essay

        This is a background essay on the Joint Address to Congress Leading to a Declaration of War Against Japan. On December 8, 1941, the day after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt delivered this "Day of Infamy Speech." Immediately afterward, Congress declared war, and the United States entered World War II.

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        Joint Address to Congress Leading to a Declaration of War Against Japan (1941): Transcript

        This is a transcript of the Joint Address to Congress Leading to a Declaration of War Against Japan. On December 8, 1941, the day after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt delivered this "Day of Infamy Speech." Immediately afterward, Congress declared war, and the United States entered World War II.

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        Joint Address to Congress Leading to a Declaration of War Against Japan (1941): Image 1

        This is an image from the Joint Address to Congress Leading to a Declaration of War Against Japan. On December 8, 1941, the day after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt delivered this "Day of Infamy Speech." Immediately afterward, Congress declared war, and the United States entered World War II.

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        Joint Address to Congress Leading to a Declaration of War Against Japan (1941): Image 2

        This is an additional image from the Joint Address to Congress Leading to a Declaration of War Against Japan. On December 8, 1941, the day after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt delivered this "Day of Infamy Speech." Immediately afterward, Congress declared war, and the United States entered World War II.

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