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FDR's "Day of Infamy" Speech

President Roosevelt delivering his "Day of Infamy" speech to a joint session of Congress - December 8, 1941.  Photo:  National Archives and Records Administration.

President Roosevelt delivered his "Day of Infamy" speech to a joint session of Congress on December 8, 1941. Behind him are Vice President Henry Wallace (left) and Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn. To the right of the President, in uniform, is his son James.

Listen to and view FDR's "Day of Infamy Speech" below.


Listen to FDR's "Day of Infamy" Speech

Reading copy (page 1) of FDR's "Day of Infamy Speech."  National Archives' Center for Legislative Archives. (Record Group 46)
Reading copy (page 2) of FDR's "Day of Infamy Speech."  National Archives' Center for Legislative Archives. (Record Group 46)
Reading copy (page 3) of FDR's "Day of Infamy Speech."  National Archives' Center for Legislative Archives. (Record Group 46)


Father and daughter listening to the radio in their home, 1940. Image courtesy American Memory FSA-OWI Collection.  Click to go to "Voices of World War II" home page.
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Audio from the collections of the Marr Sound Archives - Department of Special Collections.
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