By doing this it was creating huge amounts of Energy. Scientists soon realized that they could use this energy to create very powerful bombs. Scientists started working vastly to create an atomic bomb. In this process they found that a rare form of Uranium was needed to create explosive chain reactions. This uranium was Uranium 235.
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.
The most notable change I believe was the increase of defense spending, which helped fuel the economy and pay for the cost of research to build nuclear weapons, jet plains, satellites, and consumer goods that were often the side products of military research. (Nash 648) Atomic nuclear weapons were first developed by America after Roosevelt had heard that the German’s were researching on making an atomic bomb. The first and only time there was a nuclear war started when America bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. America had boomed Japan to put an end the war, at the end of World War II America was the only country who had nuclear war power. In response to the bombing of Japan, the Soviet Union and Communist China developed their own nuclear weapons.
The Decision When Harry Truman learned of the success of the creation of nuclear weapons, he was faced with the most difficult decision in history. The capacity to end the war with Japan was in his hands, but it would involve unleashing the most terrible weapon ever known. Truman ultimately had to decide if the gains from ending the war would outweigh the destruction from ordering the bombs and leading the world into the nuclear age. After very careful deliberation Truman made the right decision on ordering the use of the atomic bomb. The decision prevented millions of American casualties, millions of Japanese casualties, and served as a deterrent to the USSR expansion.
The atomic bomb is a weapon with great explosive power that results form the sudden release of energy upon the splitting, or fission of the nuclei (World War 2 Database). This new destructive force wrecked havoc on two Japanese cities and caused the end of World War II. It also saved thousands of American lives because a ground
The reading, “The Biggest Decision: Why We Had to Drop the Bomb,” by Robert James Maddox, explains the process taken in for the Americas to decide to drop the two newly discovered atomic bombs over the Japanese homeland cities of Hiroshima and three days later Nagasaki. Americans should be well informed on this information. This is a perfect article for this class because it marks a very important milestone in our nation’s history. The Japanese were a strong powerful enemy of the US during the end of WWII. “The Japanese had more than 2,000,000 troops in the home lands, and were training millions of irregulars” pg.
From 1939 to 1945 a global war broke out, killing millions of people. At the time no one could end it. No person could, but a massive bombing of one area could. The atomic bomb was the bomb to end World War II, during the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. No other bomb had the strength of the atomic bomb, and it was quoted as “the most powerful and terrible weapon” (“The Atom Bomb – the development of the atomic bomb, the uses of the atomic bomb”).
In early 1944 Japanese resistance starts to intensify 1945- America seizes Hiroshima. This is the costliest battle in U.S history. Okinawa- even more bloodier 100,000 casualties America starts to rethink and say taking over ever inch of Japan will have too many casualties. Atomic Bomb-result of the Manhattan Project. Began in 1939 when reports spread the germans have created nuclear fission.
The ones who believe this, do not comprehend the many different factors in war and how the route that was chosen was best for both parties that were directly affiliated with the bombings. The cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki would have been fire bombed if the atomic bombs were not dropped, causing similar damage and death counts to the atomic bombs. According to Kyoko Iriye Selden, "The most influential text is Truman's 1955 Memoirs, which states that the atomic bomb probably saved half a million US lives— anticipated casualties in an Allied invasion of Japan planned for November. Stimson subsequently talked of saving one million US casualties, and Churchill of saving one million American and half that number of British lives"(1). With this amount of casualties projected, a land invasion would have trumped the death toll of D-Day.
A Response to: The Day After Trinity HIS 262 Ellen Bardo Pennsylvania College of Technology February 13, 2010 The Day After Trinity is the documentation of the development of the atomic bomb, the original weapon of mass destruction, by the United States due to the belief that Hitler and Nazi Germany were pursuing the development of the atomic bomb. This concern, with regard to the possible consequences that would result from the development of the atom bomb by Nazi Germany, justified the entry of the United States into the race to develop the ultimate weapon. Robert Oppenheimer, prominent physicist, joined the research group dedicated to developing the atom bomb in the early 1940’s. The team consisted of Nobel Laureates