President Franklin D. Roosevelt And The Attack On The United States

1433 Words Feb 15th, 2015 6 Pages
All throughout the world, countries are attacked. Throughout time, countries are attacked repeatedly, by many different countries for countless reasons. Some reasons are war, or they are enemies of the country, or they don 't like the country. Our country has been attacked two major times, during World War II and during 9/11, both times were surprise attacks. On December 8, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave a speech to Congress, about the attack on the United States at Pearl Harbor, the day before.
December 7, 1941, was a day that would go down in the history books and will be remembered forever. It was the day that we were betrayed by people with whom we were in peace talks with.. That day, was when the Japanese decided to attack Pearl Harbor. They bombed the military base and caused severe damage to the American naval and military forces. The Japanese forces attacked the island of Oahu in Honolulu from both air and sea. They attacked the American ships by torpedoing them on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu. President Franklin D. Roosevelt brings up the point that many lives were lost and much destruction was had. The next day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave an emotionally intense speech to the Congress trying to convince them that the United States needed to go to war. He said to "No matter how long it may take us to overcome this. Roosevelt said that the Japanese and America was in peace talks in Washington, D.C. when the attack happened. It…

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