President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Yoshiko Uchida, And Caitlyn Jenner

1395 Words Mar 18th, 2016 6 Pages
Everyone in the world faces adversities. These can be small or large challenges; they can be brought upon by others or from life itself. Anyone that is faced with adversities must overcome them in order to progress as a person. There are many that have overcome their adversities and progressed in their lives; a famous few are: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Yoshiko Uchida, and Caitlyn Jenner. Adversity can be found anywhere affecting anyone; adversity can be found in the white house affecting the President. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt faced adversity presented to him when he made the Day of Infamy speech to address the country, mourn the losses of many Americans, and reassure the people of their safety after the Pearl Harbor attack. Roosevelt had to address two challenges in his Pearl Harbor Address. Roosevelt had to address the sudden, planned hostility by Japan and the doubt of domestic security for America. In his address Roosevelt spoke of the many predetermined attacks of the Japanese stating:
Yesterday, the Japanese government also launched an attack against Malaya. Last night, Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong. Last night, Japanese forces attacked Guam. Last night, Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands. Last night, the Japanese attacked Wake Island. And this morning, the Japanese attacked Midway Island.
Roosevelt is appalled and surprised by the audacity that Japan showed by committing these grave, unwarranted attacks. Roosevelt, however, is not…

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