Pearl Harbor: Infamy Speech

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gives his famous speech to Congress following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. At the end of his speech, he asks Congress to declare war against Japan, which officially brings the United States into World War II.

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  1. How does President Roosevelt describe the attack on Pearl Harbor?
  2. What does President Roosevelt vow?
  3. Why does President Roosevelt include the detail of the attack's planning?

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    identify reasons for U.S. involvement in World War II, including Italian, German, and Japanese dicta...
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    evaluate the domestic and international leadership of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry Truman during ...
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    explain the roles of various world leaders, including Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler, Hideki Tojo, J...
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