Ken Burns Classroom

Pearl Harbor

Ken Burns Film: The Roosevelts

Collections: Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)

Subject: US History

Grade Level: 9-12

Video Run Time: 6:49

Sunday, December 7, 1941, the day that would live in infamy. Japanese planes attack Pearl Harbor. That evening, Eleanor Roosevelt addresses the aggression on her weekly radio program to reassure the public. FDR goes to Congress to ask for a declaration of war.