December 7, 2012
ourpresidents:

Draft of FDR’s “Day of Infamy” Speech. December 7, 1941.

A few hours after learning of the attacks on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt dictated a short address to be delivered to a Joint Session of Congress the following day.

His handwritten revisions—visible in this December 7 draft of the speech—made the “Day of Infamy” speech one of the most memorable in American history.

Read more about the drafting of this significant speech.

–from the FDR Library


We ran an incredible photo essay about Pearl Harbor last year. Check it out.

ourpresidents:

Draft of FDR’s “Day of Infamy” Speech. December 7, 1941.

A few hours after learning of the attacks on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt dictated a short address to be delivered to a Joint Session of Congress the following day.

His handwritten revisions—visible in this December 7 draft of the speech—made the “Day of Infamy” speech one of the most memorable in American history.

Read more about the drafting of this significant speech.

–from the FDR Library


We ran an incredible photo essay about Pearl Harbor last year. Check it out.

(Source: ourpresidents, via pbsthisdayinhistory)

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    Interesting that infamy wasn’t in the first draft.
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    Even the best need a good once over.
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    Borrador del discurso del Día de la infamia con anotaciones a mano de...Roosevelt, por el...
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