by General Dwight D. Eisenhower
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'Day of Infamy' Speech
- President Franklin D. Roosevelt
On December 7, 1941 Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, a United States naval base in Hawaii, effectively drawing America into World War II. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States, delivered this speech to a Joint Session of Congress on December 8, 1941, the day after the attack.Pair “General Eisenhower’s Order of the Day” with “’Day of Infamy’ Speech” and ask students to discuss how the two speeches compare, one marking the beginning of the war and the other, the beginning of the end. Has American spirit and resolve changed in this time – strengthened or waned?
Duty, Honor, Country Address at West Point
- General Douglas MacArthur
In May 1962, General Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) delivered this address to cadets at West point. A five-star general, MacArthur played a prominent role in the Pacific theater campaign during World War II, and from 1919-1922 served as the Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.Pair “General Eisenhower’s Order of the Day” with “Duty, Honor, Country Address at West Point” and ask students to discuss similarities in tone and theme between the two speeches.
How American Industry Won World War II
- Mike Kubic
“How American Industry Won World War II,” offers insight into a lesser-known facet of the Allies’ victory in the second World War: the supremely important role played by American industry.Pair “General Eisenhower’s Order of the Day” with “How American Industry Won World War II” and ask students to discuss how the American home front had a big impact on the Eisenhower’s confidence and the Allies’ success.