“A date, which will live in infamy” by Franklin D Roosevelt. Is a serious toned speech from Franklin Roosevelt to the American people with the purpose to inform them about the events that took place at Pearl Harbor. And, declaration of war against Japan and is also trying to get the American people to support the war effort against Japan. By telling everyone of the travesty that happened in Pearl Harbor and informing people on all the lives that were lost and areas that Japan had attacked prior to Pearl Harbor.
The speaker of this speech has established credibility by telling his audience the facts such as where else Japan has attacked and how much of a threat they were at the time. He isn’t bias towards the Japanese any …show more content…
This starts the emotion of the speech off very seriously. He tries to rile up the audience in attempt to get them to support the war by telling them the America will not stand for this and that we are strong and will be victorious. He avoids any form of connotation throughout the speech any word said in the speech is exactly what he means which is what the people wanted seriousness.
Through out the speech Roosevelt develops his line of reasoning on why America should retaliate against Japan. By talking about all the losses that were taken during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Such as all the people that had died in the attack and where else Japan had attacked before Pearl Harbor. Getting these points across made it seem more reasonable to go to war with Japan.
What makes this speech so classic and memorable is that just a day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Is that Roosevelt was able to get in front of the people of the United States and tell them that even after this great loss we are still standing. And, we continue to stay strong and we will be able to get back up and fight back. This left a lasting impression on the U.S. and its people that we are strong and should not be messed with. And, even when looking in the face of adversity we will not give up we will continue to stand and fight. There is no one that we’d let get in our way or take us