Franklin D. Roosevelt begins his “Pearl Harbor” speech by addressing the Members of Congress. He lets the audience know that the previous day, the Empire of Japan attacked American military bases at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. 

Roosevelt claims that the day will from then on be remembered in connection with the infamous attacks, adding that the US and the Empire of Japan were at peace and engaging in negotiations at the request of the Emperor of Japan, to maintain stability in the Pacific Ocean. He tells the audience that, soon after the bombing on Pearl Harbor had started, the Empire of Japan had sent a message through the Japanese ambassador in the US regarding the cease of negotiations. Roosevelt continues by explaining that the message did not ...

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