Early the next morning, a Japanese dive-bomber swooped low over Pearl Harbor— the largest U.S. naval base in the Pacific. In Washington, the mood ranged from outrage to panic. At the White House, Eleanor Roosevelt watched closely as her husband absorbed the news from Hawaii, “each report more terrible than the
last. The next day, President Roosevelt addressed Congress.
“Yesterday, December 7, 1941, a date which will live in
infamy,” he said an unprovoked
and dastardly attack