Roosevelt Just War Speech Analysis

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On December 8, 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt spoke to Congress and asked for a declaration of war against the Empire of Japan. In his speech, Roosevelt determines his actions in requesting a declaration of war was justified under the guideline of the Principles of the Just War. The Causes that made this war exist is because, the United States supplied over 80% of japan's petroleum and raw materials. When the U.S. announced the trade embargo, they cut off 90% of Japan’s oil supplies.

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