FDR Rhetorical Analysis Of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Speech

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FDR Rhetorical Analysis President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, in his speech, Pearl Harbor Speech, Interprets the actions of Japan toward the United States on December 8, 1941. Roosevelt's purpose is to convince Congress to formally declare war on Japan. He adopts a compelling tone in order to persuade war in his Congress members. Initiating his speech, Roosevelt utilizes logic to determine the attack was intended due to the distance. When examined the “Distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious” to clarify “The attack was deliberately planned.” Implying this in order to convince Congress that the attack was pre-arranged. This logical approach allows Congress to recognize his point clearly. Evaluating the span between Japan and the United
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