They Called Us Enemy Quotes

George Takei
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I am the grandson of immigrants from Japan who went to America. Boldly going to a strange new world, seeking new opportunities.
-- George Takei (N/A paragraph 2)

Importance: In a play on the Star Trek tagline "To boldly go where no one has gone before," George highlights his grandparents' courage in immigrating to America and starting a new life there. It is in part because of their courage that George was able to make a successful career for himself in Hollywood, and he sees the challenges and accomplishments of immigrants as a fundamental aspect of the American dream.

But always will our whole nation remember the character of the onslaught against us. No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people, in their righteous might, will win through to absolute victory.
-- President Franklin D. Roosevelt (N/A paragraph 1-2)

Importance: This is a quote from President Roosevelt's speech immediately following the attack on Pearl Harbor, in which he...

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