Takeouts: war bonds, Congress’ declaration of war, Americans on the war

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Business Takeout: To finance the war effort, Secretary of Defense Henry Morgenthau brings in a new public investment to appeal to American patriotism. They’re called “War Bonds” and everyone is being asked to invest. Takeaway contributor Louise Story tells us how it works and how Americans take part.

Washington Takeout: After the Pearl Harbor attacks, Congress needed no debate to pass a declaration of war at President Roosevelt’s urging. But what actually happens when a state of war is declared? Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich investigates.

Reaction Takeout: We hear more reaction from ordinary people on the country going to war. Not everyone was in favor.

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