FDR's Pearl Harbor Speech: Purpose, Quotes & Analysis

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President Roosevelt had two main goals for his Pearl Harbor speech. Which of the following describes his goals?

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1. What caused President Roosevelt to make his speech on December 8, 1941?

2. Through the rhetoric used in his Pearl Harbor speech, how does President Roosevelt make the listener feel about America's future?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

President Franklin D. Roosevelt made a speech regarding Pearl Harbor during World War II that later became famous. Answer questions on this subject about topics like the president's two goals for the speech and the reason he made the speech in the first place.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following topics will be addressed:

  • The way the speech makes the public feel about the future
  • Trust among the population regarding FDR
  • The meaning of '...this form of treachery shall never endanger us'

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about FDR's speech on Pearl Harbor
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the main goals of the speech and what it said about America's future
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the Pearl Harbor speech and why it was made on December 8, 1941

Additional Learning

Consider the lesson we've named FDR's Pearl Harbor Speech: Purpose, Quotes & Analysis for more on these points:

  • U.S. involvement in World War II
  • Excerpts from the speech with analysis
  • Roosevelt's famous quote from the speech
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