President Franklin D. Roosevelt addresses Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC, and declares war on Japan
Washington DC USA Date:1941, December 8 Duration:5 min 57 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC. President Roosevelt at podium addressing Congress. He recounts events leading up to the Japanese attack and delivers his declaration of war against Japan. He describes the attack as "unprovoked and dastardly" and asks the Congress to affirm that since the attack on December 7, 1941, a State of War has existed between the United States and the Japanese Empire. He speaks about the war and states that the Americans will surely succeed in the war. The officials applaud at the President's statement.
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