The Japanese may have come off as successful, their plan was not complete. Planning to damage American aircraft carriers, and shoreline facilities, the Japanese did not find any success. Having failed to create more damage than what was already done, the Japanese still thought they were unstoppable. Not only was Pearl Harbor attacked, surrounding countries around Japan were also targeted and attacked as well.
As soon as President Roosevelt heard the news, there was no time for him to just sit around. He needed a way to educate the US nation on what had occurred and persuade everyone to agree with his decision to declare war. When Roosevelt says “Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, members of the Senate, and House of Representatives, as commander of chief, of Army and Navy,” he shows that he is qualified to declare war on the Japanese. In his speech, he uses pathos to convey both emotions of betrayal and sorrow within the audience. By showing distance from Hawaii to Japan, Roosevelt shows logos to prove that the Japanese had this surprising attack planned weeks earlier. Thus, enraging Americans into anger claiming that the Japanese empire is “evil” and wanting to begin revenge.
“The Day of Infamy” speech uses many rhetorical terms. Anaphora is seen when Roosevelt repeats words and phrases such as “last night” and “deliberately” to give significance that December 7th, 1941 is a day that was and won't