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The Function of the Last Sentence

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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.

In relation to the passage as a whole, the statement in the last sentence

A

gives the American people insight to the workings of the government.

B

demonstrates Roosevelt's anger with the Japanese Empire.

C

implies that Roosevelt ultimately has all of the power to declare war.

D

indicates a shift in audience as the speaker addresses Congress directly, rather than the American people as a whole.

E

implies that the American people have no real choice in the matter.