A day that will live in infamy

12/7/1941

After Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt appeared before Congress and asked for a declaration of war against Japan. This is his annotated draft of the speech. Text adapted from "'A Date Which Will Live in Infamy': The First Typed Draft of Franklin D. Roosevelt's War Address" in the November/December 1991 National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) publication Social Education.

National Archives, Franklin D. Roosevelt Library


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