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.
8, 1941, 4:10 p.m. E.S.T.