Roosevelt's Speech Before Pearl Harbor

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Following the attack by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor in December 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered a speech to the congress about the previous events and what would happen next. In both, his draft and official transcript, Roosevelt addresses what he knew and the measures the United States and others would take thereafter. Ultimately, this speech that was given would convince congress to declare war on Japan starting World War II. Both of the papers show the account of how the invasion in Hawaii was planned in advance and how the United States will do anything to defend themselves; although, only the final draft mentioned that the Japanese forces also attacked Hong Kong, Guam, and multiple islands. The added details from

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