President Franklin Roosevelt's "Day of Infamy" Speech
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Listen to it on our US National Archives YouTube channel or in our main online catalog. This sound recording captures a speech delivered by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt before a joint session of Congress on December 8, 1941, in which the President asked for a Declaration of War against Japan, marking the entry of the United States into World War II. The speech was given the day after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
This primary source comes from the Collection BRDLY: John G. Bradley Papers.
National Archives Identifier: 1436350Full Citation: President Franklin Roosevelt's "Day of Infamy" Speech; 12/8/1941; Collection BRDLY: John G. Bradley Papers. [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/day-of-infamy-recording, October 1, 2016]