Roosevelt Tells Congress U.S. At War With Bulgaria, Hungary, and Rumania

(June 2, 1942)


TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES:

The Governments of Bulgaria, Hungary, and Rumania have declared war against the United States. I realize that the three Governments took this action not upon their own initiative or in response to the wishes of their own peoples but as the instruments of Hitler. These three Governments are now engaged in military activities directed against the United Nations and are planning an extension of these activities.

Therefore, I recommend that the Congress recognize a state of war between the United States and Bulgaria, between the United States and Hungary, and between the United States and Rumania.

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT

THE WHITE HOUSE,

June 2, 1942


Source: Congressional Record, June 2, 1942, H Doc. No. 761, pg. 4946, ibiblio