U.S. Declaration of War Against Germany
War Message of
the President (Roosevelt) to the Congress, Dec. 11, 1941
On the morning
of December 11 the Government of Germany, pursuing its course of world
The long known and the long expected has thus taken place. The forces endeavoring to enslave the entire world now are moving toward this hemisphere.
Never before has there been a greater challenge to life, liberty, and civilization.
Delay invites greater
danger. Rapid and united effort by all the peoples of the world who
Italy also has declared war against the United States.
I therefore request
the Congress to recognize a state of war between the United States and
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT.
THE WHITE HOUSE, "December 11, 1941."
(Documents on American Foreign Relations, vol. IV, 1941 / 1942. p. 121. World Peace Foundation, 1942)
Government of Germany has formally declared war against the Government
etc., That the state of war between the United States and the Government
(Documents on American Foreign Relations, vol. IV, 1941 / 1942. p. 122. World Peace Foundation, Princeton University Press, 1942)
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