Excerpts from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Declaration of War - Part 2

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Yesterday , the Japanese government also launched an attack against Malaya.
Last night, Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong.
Last night, Japanese forces attacked Guam.
Last night, Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands.
Last night, the Japanese attacked Wake Island.
And this morning, the Japanese attacked Midway Island.
Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday and today speak for themselves. The people of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation.
As Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy, I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense. But always will our whole nation remember the character of the onslaught against us.
No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.

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Premeditated : (of an action, especially a crime) thought out or planned beforehand

Onslaught : a fierce or destructive attack

Implication : the conclusion that can be drawn from something although it is not explicitly stated

Offensive : causing someone to feel deeply hurt, upset, or angry

Defense : the action of defending from or resisting attack

Opinion : a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge

Victory : an act of defeating an enemy or opponent in a battle, game, or other competition

Overcome : succeed in dealing with (a problem or difficulty)

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