Pearl Harbor Informative Speech

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“December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy… no matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might, will win through to absolute victory (Franklin D. Roosevelt).” The Japanese lead an attack on December 7, 1941 at an American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii that was surprising and absolutely unexpected. Stated on, the Japanese destroyed nearly 20 American naval vessels, including eight enormous battleships, and more than 300 airplanes. In addition, more than 2,000 Americans soldiers and sailors died in the attack, and another 1,000 were wounded (
Just one day after the attack President, Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed a speech
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Roosevelt’s speech was written for many reasons. First off, this speech was just an informative speech full of obvious facts. President Roosevelt gave this speech to let the people of the United States know that the attack was no accident. He wanted everyone to know that the United States was going to shock many people by their response. Also, that our people, our territory and our interests were in grave danger (Roosevelt). This speech finalized Roosevelt’s decision to the declaring of a state war existing between the United States and the Japanese Empire (Pearl Harbor Speech). President Roosevelt can’t seem to figure out what led to the attack on Pearl Harbor. However, he truly believes that Japan was out to get anyone and everyone in their way. He assumed that the attack was definitely no accident and had a huge meaning behind it for the United States and Japanese Empire. Even though he assumed this, he believed it was an actual fact. When giving his speech, Roosevelt made his point clear so that any and every one could understand the certain foreign terms he was using. His speech wasn’t given in any sort of code or made for a certain group of people because he wanted everyone to know the facts and truth of the