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The United States Declares War

"No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people and their righteous might will win through to absolute victory." On this day in 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt declared war on Japan, following the brutal attack on Pearl Harbor. After that, it didn’t take long for the U.S. to be thrust into the throes of an all-out world war.

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