After multiple ideas along with deep thought, Truman along with the chiefs decided the most efficient, least costly and less bloody approach would to be dropping the atomic bombs on the Japanese home land. The essay states “evidence points to the conclusion that he acted for the reason he said he did: to end a bloody war that would have become even bloodier had invasion proved necessary” pg 175 Readings in United States History. The writer’s purpose of this essay is to educate the readers about the difficulty of this decision. I believe the writer did a fine job explaining the whole process. The Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombing are two greatly important milestones in the United States history, and the essay “The Biggest Decision: Why We Had to Drop the Bomb,” by Robert James Maddox is a perfect essay to be read over and discussed in a class like this.
Hiroshima Questions 1) Berger begins his essay with this powerful sentence; "The whole incredible problem begins with the need to reinsert those events of 6 August 1945 back into living consciousness." What is "the whole incredible problem," as Berger describes and defines it? "The whole incredible problem" as Berger describes and defines it is when his friend from America written a letter to him about the possibility of a third world war and Berger needing to read the book sent to him called Unforgettable Fire. The threat of another world war would be a result of nuclear weapons and due to the bombing on Hiroshima. 2) Berger argues that what happened on August 6, 1945 was "consciously and precisely planned".
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. Plan of Investigation Question: “The atomic bombs were necessary to end the Second World War.” To what extent do you agree with this statement?” Thesis: To a very small degree I do believe that the Atomic bomb did help put an end to WWII but to an even greater extent I do believe that the Atomic bomb was not necessary to end of the WWII. Arguments: Japanese Culture American Government Decision Making About Dropping the Atomic Bomb American and Russian Government Battle Japanese Impact of the Atomic Bomb B. Summary of Evidence 1. Japanese Culture • The Japanese people were also developing their own atomic bomb during the time of the United States and Russia.
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
The pride of the Japanese was so great that it would not allow them to surrender and many of Japan's soldiers fought in a kamikaze style which they would go to the extreme of killing themselves in order to kill at least one enemy soldier. President Truman needed some method other than the Potsdam Declaration to force the Japanese to surrender, he found that in the atomic bomb. The use of the atomic bomb was believed to be the
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.
Nagasaki and Hiroshima: A necessary atomic attack The atomic bomb that was detonated on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States was essential to the world because it shows how much power the United States had at that time and due to the fact they had the knowledge and money for such weapon. Although it wasn’t necessary to target the innocent civilians in Japan with the atomic bomb, there could have been other way of making Japan surrender with a lower casualty rate than to nuke the populated areas. Harry S. Truman, the president of United States during the World War 2 possibly had been influenced either by his past or by his colleagues in terms of his decision making. If any other resourceful ideas that were brought up to Truman’s mind then there might be a precise chance that the nuke will be withdrawal from World War II and rethought of again, at the time of Truman’s decision. Further or more the atomic bomb has already been dropped on
Roosevelt’s decision to remain neutral in World War II changed when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, drawing the United States into World War II. President Roosevelt’s decision to involve the United States in World War II started the nuclear arms race, due to the ensuing threat from Nazi Germany. Along with the Nazi threat, the Soviet Union, our then ally, influenced United States policy when President Harry S. Truman learned that the Soviet Union had been working to develop nuclear weapons as well. Another major influence on American policy came when President Truman informed Joseph Stalin, the leader of the Soviet Union, that the United States had been developing nuclear weapons. President Truman was surprised at how calmly Stalin took the news and thought that Stalin had not understood what he had told him.
HYPOTHESIS The generally accepted reason for the use of the atomic bomb on Japan in 1945 is the need for a quick and decisive end to the war, is this true? Were there other reasons for the use of the bomb and if so were they the real reasons the atomic bomb was dropped on Japan. METHOD This investigation aims to access the different factors involved in the build up to Harry. S. Truman’s decision to use the atomic bomb to force Japan to surrender in 1945. In order to make a valid analysis about the reasons for this decision, I have studied a variety of sources that deal mainly with the American foreign policy during 1945, from the Yalta conference in February to the official press release on the dropping of the bomb in August.