Today’s Document from the National Archives

Document for December 11th:
Joint Resolution of December 12, 1941, Public Law 77-331, 55 STAT 796, which declared war on Germany. 12/11/1941


Joint Resolution of December 12, 1941, Public Law 77-331, 55 STAT 796, which declared war on Germany, 12/11/1941 (National Archives Identifier: 299851); Series: Enrolled Acts and Resolutions of Congress, 1789 - 1996; General Records of the United States Government, 1778 - 1992; Record Group 11; National Archives and Records Administration

Following the Declaration of War on Japan on December 8, 1941, the other Axis nations of Germany and Italy declared war on the United States. Congress responded, formally declaring a state of war with Germany in this Joint Resolution on December 11, 1941.
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From Prologue: "FDRs ‘Day of Infamy’ Speech: Crafting a Call to Arms"
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