United States Declares War on the Imperial Japanese Empire, 1941

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Interestingly, the United States declared war on the same date that the Japanese Imperial Navy attacked Pearl Harbor. Because of the International Dateline, the Japanese attack came on 08 December in Japan, and President Roosevelt would make his speech asking for a declaration of war from Congress on 08 December. Listen to President Roosevelt as many Americans did on that date and observe the destruction of Pearl Harbor below.

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