Analysis Of The Infamy Speech

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Franklin D. Roosevelt gave The Infamy Speech on December 8th, 1941 which was one day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese and is one of the reasons why this speech is most commonly referred to as the “Pearl Harbor” speech. One hour after this speech The United States became an official part of World War 2, and while this was the main reason for the speech it also served as a message to the American people at the time to take up arms against Japan and help by enlisting and fighting in the army and for this reason the speech was televised to the whole nation.
The main subject of the speech was to tell the congress and the nation about the attack that had taken place the day before and was given by Franklin D. Roosevelt who was the
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There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory, and our interests are in grave danger.” This statement showed the nation how their lives and the way they lived were both in danger of being changed and in order to protect these things as well as the country itself there was a need to fight back as soon as possible.
The saying “Yesterday, December 7th, 1941—a date which will live in infamy” gave the speech the title The Infamy Speech and showed that through the years to come this date and what had happened on this date would always be remembered by the whole nation and they would mourn the loss of the American soldiers who had lost their lives in the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
The speech given by Franklin D. Roosevelt who at the time was the 32nd President of the United States was used to persuade congress into declaring war with Japan and taking an official part in World War 2. This was shown to be very successful since the hour after the speech the congress declared a state of war with the Japanese Empire. This speech also had a second motive which was to rile up the nation for the war having them take the side of the United States and become pro war for that time. It also helped to start the enlistment of thousands of Americans into the United States army which showed that the speech had been a massive success in both of its
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