Timeline – December 8, 1941, 12:20

A heavily guarded black limousine pulls up to the south entrance of the U.S. Capitol.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt gets out of the car and enters the Capitol, assisted by his son Captain James Roosevelt, who wears the uniform of the U.S. Marines.

The chamber of the House of Representatives is jammed with members of both houses of Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, official guests, and onlookers in the galleries.


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