A Day Which will Live in Infamy
By: Jacqueline Scott | December 7, 2009 | Politics

"A day which will live in infamy."  Those words by President Franklin D Roosevelt started the 2nd world war for the United States.  As a historian this day has significant importance to US and world history.  This is the day that Americans got their heads out of their asses and realized that they can't hide from world events and this is the day that also signaled the end of the depression.  All of us know that FDR's programs couldn't end the depression but mobilizing American troops for the war effort is what ended the depression.  But this day in America will forever and always live in infamy in this country because this was the first time that Americans were attacked on American shores in a sneak attack.  I will always remember where I was September 11, 2001 and my grandpa will always remember where he was December 7, 1941.

Jacqueline is the Founder of The Sexy Politico. She's a world traveler - fueled by her love for learning. She has lived in the United States and Eastern Europe, but as of now calls Wuxi, China her home. She's proudly travelled throughout the lower 48 states in America as an army brat, navigated her way from West to East in Europe, and has seen the most urban and rural areas of Southeast Asia. Through all her journeys she managed to double major in Political Science and History w/ a minor in Southeast Asian studies at Northern Illinois University, join the Peace Corps, and teach English to children on three different continents. She has learned a few things along the way she'd like to share as advice to a future world traveller: 1) Always accept a Grandmother's home-cooked meal and 2) Never lose your wits because you never know when or where you'll need them.


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