President Franklin D. Roosevelt 's Declaration Of War Address

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“I believe that I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost, but will make it very certain that this form of treachery shall never again endanger us… With confidence in our armed forces, with the unbounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph -- so help us God. I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December 7th, 1941, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese empire” (President Franklin D. Roosevelt “Declaration of War Address”, 1941). A call for war made by the 32nd president of the United States of America in December 8, 1941 caused United States to enter into World War II. During his first presidential term, after World War II broke out in September 1939, Franklin Delano Roosevelt revised and made an appeal to the Congress in favor to allow the Allies to purchase American arms for the war and suggesting America should abandon its isolationist policy. However, by the end of June 1940, Germany captured France and its armaments, leading Franklin to persuade the Congress to provide them with more support to combat Germany and its powerful allies. Therefore, the Axis were taking more territories each day and America was to be its next target. March 1941 was the witness of the first involvement of the U.S.A in the WWII, the Lend-Lease Act was passed allowing Roosevelt to provide a…

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