Analysis Of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Day Of Infamy Speech

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Now we must be ready for a new danger: the atomic bomb. Duck and Cover! To think that at one point in America’s history there was a necessity for extreme precaution against the potential utter destruction of cities produces many questions about the political tensions prevalent during this time. It may be difficult to try to wrap our minds around a time when the government issued an awareness film to try and preserve lives from the hypothetical event of an atomic bomb detonation. As the context of the clip flutters in things begin to seem more understandable in the sense that this course of action was necessary. On December 8th of 1941, Franklin D. Roosevelt produced a declaration of war speech entitled “Day of Infamy Speech” in response to the bombing of military bases in Pearl Harbor the day before. Roosevelt detailed that the premeditated Japanese strike came out of nowhere and were especially dishonorable as the United States was at peace with that nation. This instance set the stage for many lives to be lost as the land of the rising sun attempted to extend its horizons all across the Earth. In his speech, Roosevelt stated in no uncertain terms that Hostilities exist and that it becomes necessary to take action to make it very certain that this form of treachery shall never again endanger us. As it is the government’s duty to protect the individuals under it, the Civil Defense Administration’s production demonstrated the immense apprehension of the time. With
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