Pearl Harbor 80th anniversary: FDR's notes to his poignant 'infamy' speech | USA TODAY 1

Pearl Harbor 80th anniversary: FDR’s notes to his poignant ‘infamy’ speech | USA TODAY


President Roosevelt made handwritten modifications to the dictated and typewritten first draft of his Declaration of War against Japan.
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See some of Roosevelt's annotated draft message to Congress requesting a Declaration of War against Japan. The speech was dictated by Roosevelt on December 7, 1941 in the hours following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The handwritten notations are Roosevelt's modifications and corrections to the typewritten first draft.

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