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Advanced Placement U.S. History is designed to provide students with the skills & understandings necessary to deal critically with the problems & materials in United States history.
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This month marks the anniversary of the Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. While the attack lasted just two hours, 188 U.S. aircraft were destroyed, 2,402 Americans were killed, and 1,282 were wounded. The day after the attack, President Franklin Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan in his famous Infamy Speech. The measure passed - with one dissenting vote - in less than an hour, formally entering the United States into World War II.
On December 8, 1941 - the day following the attack on Pearl Harbor - President Franklin Roosevelt delivered what has become know as his Infamy Speech to the American public as well as a joint session of Congress. He had composed the speech in his head the night before, then edited the typed draft - mostly updating military information and editing for clarity, tone, and content.
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