“Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 -- a date which will live in infamy -- the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
“The United States was...still in conversation with…its emperor [and] looking toward the maintenance of peace….
“The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian Islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. I regret to tell you that very many American lives have been lost. In addition, American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.
“Yesterday, the Japanese government also launched an attack against Malaya…Hong Kong…Guam…the Philippine Islands…Wake Island…Midway Island…
“I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December 7th, 1941, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese empire.”
—President Franklin D. Roosevelt before Congress, December 8, 1941
This study guide lists the people, events, and topics students should take notes on. The study guide's key is "PART IV. Destroyer of Worlds, 1941-1945 KEY."