After three hours of torpedo and bomb attacks, 20 war ships and 150 aircrafts were destroyed along with battleship row and 2400 Americans were killed. In the aftermath of this attack American soldiers began with the cleanup of Pearl Harbor and the president signed a declaration of war. With Germany being the root cause of the world’s problem at the time and behind the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Americans knew that they had to come up with a plan to end this war and to protect the country from being attacked again, and also defeat the one enemy who caused so much devastation to
Why did President Truman decide to drop the atomic bomb in August 1945? On August 6 and 9, 1945, the U.S. President Harry Truman decided to drop 2 atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Japan which then ending World War II. It caused a lot of casualties and disasters, killing 90,000–166,000 people in Hiroshima and 60,000–80,000 in Nagasaki. It has remained the only time atomic bombs have ever been used in warfare. The decision by the United States to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II remains one of the most controversial topics in Japanese history.
Isabella Esposito Doctor Young H6SX 4/16/12 The Atomic Bomb: A True Necessity In 1945, President Truman decided to use the atomic bomb against Japan in an attempt to end World War II. It brought an almost immediate end to the war and hypothetically saved thousands of lives. Without the atomic bombs, the Japanese leaders might have dragged the war out, refusing to surrender. Moreover, the bombings could be seen as falling in line with the concept of “total war.” The decision by the United States to drop atomic bombs on Japan was justifiable based on three factors: the desire to save American and Japanese lives, to end World War II quickly, and to demonstrate the power of the US military. Harry Truman,
The Big Bang During the course of the war in Japan, we, the Americans, had a very important decision to make. One of the options was to drop a newly tested bomb on the Japanese hoping to get them to finally surrender. The other option was to have a mass land invasion on Japan and hope to overthrow with sheer force. We knew that no matter which option we took, there would be a significant amount of casualties. The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were nuclear attacks near the end of World War II against the Empire of Japan by the United States at the executive order of U.S. President Harry S. Truman on August 6 and 9, 1945; these attacks prevented the death of many Japanese and American lives, while preventing the destruction
You must do what you need to do. The United States was justified in dropping the atomic bombs on Japan. What would our country be if we would have held back and not used the technology we had developed? No one knows, because the United States dropped the atomic bombs, which accomplished the ultimate goal in war; victory. Work Cited: Hersey, John.
A cargo ship disguised as a cruise ship sunk because the Germans torpedoed it. It carried weapons and the passengers had access to one or more warnings by the Germans concerning sea travel around Great Britain. The British wanted America to join the war to support the Allies. Though this event did not immediately trigger the reaction the British wanted, the Lusitania event, in combination with others, caused the Americans to join the war, allowing the Allies to win. They needed the Americans, and they used an ingenious tactic to cause the Americans to join the war: the death of its own civilians.
Madi Wojciechowski Prosecution Witness 1. Do you believe the war could have ended without the usage of the atomic bomb? Yes, the previous bombs had already destroyed a great deal of the Japanese military. 2. How does the information on the laws and customs of war in article xxv relate to the case?
The arms race began in 1945 when the US dropped their atomic bomb on Japan. Not only did this demonstrate the power of the USA but was the catalyst for an age of rapid weapon development, the arms race. This ended with the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1963, an event that bought the superpowers dangerously close nuclear war. A number of factors other than the accumulating advancements in weaponry lead to the Cuban missile crisis, the personalities of the leaders and the national interests of each country all effected how the arms race developed, leading to the inevitable situation where the USA and USSR were left hovering over the trigger. The main aspect that lead to the Cuban missile crisis was the arms development between 1945-1963.
Devastation, destruction, terror, and straight up fear, is what people would’ve seen if they visited Nagasaki or Hiroshima after the atomic bomb was dropped on those cities. The number of scientists who were involved in the development of the atomic bomb is unbelievable. The bombs were very unique objects, whether it was the size of the bomb, or even the amount of explosives inside. The names of the atomic bombs will forever be remembered for the chaos they brought to Japan. The decision to drop the bombs was one of the most difficult things President Truman had to do during his Presidency.
Hiroshima was a minor supply and logistics base for the Japanese military and this made it a good target for the U.S. military. The attack on Hiroshima caused extensive damage to the city and killed an estimated 110,000 people. After the bombing, President Harry S. Truman issued a second warning: "If Japan does not surrender, bombs will have to be dropped on her war industries." Japan refused to surrender and so a second Japanese city was targeted. "Fat Man" was detonated three days after Hiroshima over the city of Nagasaki.