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DAY OF INFAMY SPEECH IN RESPONSE TO THE JAPANESE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR 12 07 41 This address, by President Franklin D Roosevelt, given on December 8, 1941, is regarded as one of the most famous American political speeches of the twentieth century. Roosevelt's speech had an immediate and long-lasting impact on American politics. Thirty-three minutes after he finished speaking, Congress declared war on Japan, with only one Representative, Jeannette Rankin, voting against the declaration. The speech was broadcast live by radio and attracted the largest audience in US radio history, with over 81 percent of American homes tuning in to hear the president. The response was overwhelmingly positive, both within Congress and the nation.
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Added: 6th December 2007
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Posted By: Guido
Posted by: BigBoy Bob on 2007-12-07 
I thought there was a little nip in the air!
Posted by: Marty6697 on 2007-12-07 
Awesome Speech! Awesome Vid! Thanks Guido! Never forget what our whole country did to end that war! Everybody pitched in .Everybody! God Bless America! Every Year our family goes to the Yankee Air Museum to pay tribute to our soldiers. Then and now.Couple years ago Rosie the Riviter showed up to give a speech Tuskegee Airmen too. They protected our bombers .Here close to my house is Willow Run Airport. Theymade lots of B17 Bombers for the war. Mostly women and men who couldn,t join for whatever reason. Very moving.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2007-12-09 
I'd like to know how Jeannette Rankin could justify her voting against the declaration of war on Japan. Geez! What does it take?
Posted by: Babs64 on 2007-12-09 
Her vote was probably no surprise to the other members of Congress. Being a lifelong pacifist, she also voted against WWI, and years later, she led resistance to the Vietnam War and was founding Vice-President of the American Civil Liberties Union.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2007-12-09 
I guess a Japanese bomb would have had to land in her living room for her to get the picture. I wonder what her constituents thought of her vote. If I had been one, she would have gotten a nasty letter from me.
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