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Declaration by the United States of America of a State of War With Japan, December 8, 1941

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JOINT RESOLUTION Declaring that a state of war exists between the Imperial Government of Japan and the Government and the people of the United States and making provisions to prosecute the same.

Whereas the Imperial Government of Japan has committed unprovoked acts of war against the Government and the people of the United States of America: Therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress Assembled, That the state of war between the United States and the Imperial Government of Japan which has thus been thrust upon the United States is hereby formally declared; and the President is hereby authorized and directed to employ the entire naval and military forces of the United States and the resources of the Government to carry on war against the Imperial Government of Japan; and, to bring the conflict to a successful termination, all of the resources of the country are hereby pledged by the Congress of the United States.

Approved, December 8, 1941, 4:10 P.M., E.S.T.

34 United States, Department of State (Publications No. 2008 and 2016) Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States. Japan: 1931–1941, 2 vols., Government Printing Office, Washington, 1943, vol. II, p. 795.

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Chicago: "Declaration by the United States of America of a State of War With Japan, December 8, 1941," Documents and Readings in the History of Europe Since 1918 in Documents and Readings in the History of Europe Since 1918, ed. Walter Consuelo Langsam and James Michael Egan (Chicage: Lippincott, 1951), 925. Original Sources, accessed October 19, 2019, http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=XUSNTF9CBEW1H91.

MLA: . "Declaration by the United States of America of a State of War With Japan, December 8, 1941." Documents and Readings in the History of Europe Since 1918, in Documents and Readings in the History of Europe Since 1918, edited by Walter Consuelo Langsam and James Michael Egan, Chicage, Lippincott, 1951, page 925. Original Sources. 19 Oct. 2019. originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=XUSNTF9CBEW1H91.

Harvard: , 'Declaration by the United States of America of a State of War With Japan, December 8, 1941' in Documents and Readings in the History of Europe Since 1918. cited in 1951, Documents and Readings in the History of Europe Since 1918, ed. , Lippincott, Chicage, pp.925. Original Sources, retrieved 19 October 2019, from http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=XUSNTF9CBEW1H91.