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Declaration of War Agaisnt Japan Essay

  • Submitted by: perpetualmotion
  • on November 25, 2012
  • Category: History
  • Length: 376 words

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In Our Documents by Michael Beschloss President Fraklin Roosevelt applied the right tone and words for his speech to arouse the fighting spirit of the American people in support of the war effort. He mentioned that we were ambushed deliberately with intent of war. He also pointed out that we were purposely deceived by the Japanese. Lastly He ended his speech with the loss of many American lives.
The ambush that woke the nation was intent of war. “The United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the empire of Japan” (President Franklin Roosevelt). I think that the words suddenly and deliberately were used adequately to impose a great feeling of threat. I think that it worked and it helped prepare American hearts to support the war.

The Japanese gave us a false hope of a way to peace through diplomacy. “During the intervening time the Japanese Government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace” (President Franklin Roosevelt). I think he mentioned these to give the people a feeling of being betrayed. It also gives the feeling of we tried to make peace with them but they attacked us.

They took our men’s lives. “Very many American lives have been lost. In addition American ships have been torpedoed on high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu” (President Franklin Roosevelt). I think He ended his speech with the great loss of American lives to enrage us in a way to make us want to one hundred percent support the war. I also think that he purposely mentioned the attack in the high seas in San Francisco to give us a great sense of threat that the Japanese will be invading us if we do not do anything about it.
President Fraklin Roosevelt’s declaration of war against Japan aroused the fighting spirit of the American people by informing them that the country is in great danger. First the Japanse deliberately ambushed us. Second the deceived...

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