Documents and Readings in the History of Europe Since 1918

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United States Declaration of War Against Germany, December 11, 1941

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JOINT RESOLUTION DECLARING THAT A STATE OF WAR EXISTS BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF GERMANY AND THE GOVERNMENT AND THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES AND MAKING PROVISION TO PROSECUTE THE SAME

Whereas the Government of Germany has formally declared 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 Government of Germany 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 Government of Germany; 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 11, 1941, 3:05 P.M., E.S.T.

36 United States, Department of State (Publication No. 1983) Peace and War. United States Foreign Policy 1931–1941, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1943, Document No. 272, p. 849.

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Chicago: "United States Declaration of War Against Germany, December 11, 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), 927. Original Sources, accessed September 19, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DBXXDYK68EQLRF6.

MLA: . "United States Declaration of War Against Germany, December 11, 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 927. Original Sources. 19 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DBXXDYK68EQLRF6.

Harvard: , 'United States Declaration of War Against Germany, December 11, 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.927. Original Sources, retrieved 19 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DBXXDYK68EQLRF6.