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Reference to the Japanese Ambassador

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Presidential Address Following Pearl Harbor Attacks, Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Roosevelt, Franklin Delano. "A Date Which Will Live in Infamy: FDR Asks for a Declaration of War." 8 Dec. 1941. Historymatters.gmu.edu. Web. 08 Sept. 2016.

Roosevelt's reference to the Japanese ambassador in lines 6-10 is primarily meant to

A

indicate that the Japanese Empire did not sanction the attacks.

B

imply that the Japanese people are still American allies.

C

remind the Japanese people that diplomacy is an option.

D

show the audience that diplomacy has been attempted.

E

remind the American people that the attacks on Pearl Harbor were a result of misinformation.