Since the very first reports hit the news wires, the tragedy of Sept. 11 has been compared to other great national tragedies, but perhaps none so much as the Dec. 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. In the days following the attack, President Franklin D. Roosevelt famously asked Congress for a declaration of war in one of the most stirring speeches ever recorded. Now students can listen to the actual speech in RealAudio and read about how it came about on the "History and Politics Out Loud" web site. The site's authors note that in his book, "Lend Me...

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