Rhetorical Analysis Of Roosevelt's Speech

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“December 7th 1941- A date that will live in infamy”. This sentence is forever engrained in the minds of the youth for its significant impact in American History. Roosevelt’s response to the horrific betrayal of the Japanese Empire by bombing Pearl Harbor is tremendous significant. Roosevelt’s timing as he met with the Congress during their joint session and urges the congress to declare war on Japan, it brought America into World War II since most of the world was already at war. In addition, it solidifies America’s status as a superpower for more than half a century. Most of the nation was still in shock from the betrayal of Japan and the “ severe damage to American naval and military forces”. Roosevelt’s use of pathos and logos was beautifully …show more content…

In addition to Roosevelt using ethos, it uses many details pertaining to the attacks from Japan in America and also other attacks around the world, especially around the pacific where the peace between Japan and America relied on keeping war out of the pacific area. Due to Roosevelt’s many great details of the attacks, Japan has accumulated, it helped the nation completely trust Roosevelt to enter war. Roosevelt’s speech was the most fitting response to the betrayal of the Japanese empire and their attack on American soil. His decision to declare war on Japan was appropriate to do, since Japan target the largest air forces and naval base and caused severe damage. If Roosevelt did not declare war on Japan, Japan would have only expanded its attacks on other nations including attacking America again. It was crucial that Roosevelt declared war against Japan at the time did. “A date that will live in infamy” is one of the most significant and remarkable speeches during World War II. This speech not only resulted in entering World War II but also proclaimed America has the world’s preeminent

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