Germany could not sustain a two front war, and the defeat of the Nazis was soon to come. In the Pacific Theater, Japanese army and naval units were trying to push the American Marines away from Japan but were having immense trouble. American troops were chasing the Japanese from island to island until they were close enough to make their final attacks on the island of Japan. With American bombers just outside of Japan, President Truman decided to take at advantage of the United States’ newest weapon, the atomic bomb. On June 6, 1945, an American B-29 dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.
Natalie Schwartz Intercultural Communication COM 213- Jean DeNiro Historical Perspective Paper Fall 2011 Pace University November 29th, 2011 On August 6th, 1945 the United States used nuclear weapons to bomb the Japanese city of Nagasaki. Just three days later, on August 9th, 1945 they bombed Hiroshima. This was the first and only time nuclear weapons have been utilized during war. Most Americans supported President Truman’s decision to use the atomic bomb on Japan because it was for the purpose of saving lives and ending the war in order to prevent a land invasion. Americans were also horrified at the event of Pearl Harbor, a naval base on the southern coast of Hawaii, was attacked by Japanese planes, causing the United States to
The un-expected attack on Pearl Harbour left America feeling violated and insecure. They needed to do something vicious and outrageous to regain their dignity and ego. The atomic bomb had never been used before, and in the USA’s mind was the perfect weapon to shock the world. The majority of the people in power, who decided to attack Pearl Harbour, didn’t get killed. Instead 1000’s of innocent Japanese people did.
American people have different perspective that some people said that the use of atomic bomb had unnecessary because they believe the war cannot be won by destroying women and children. On the other hand it destroyed the innocent human population of Japan. Also they said the reason use should use the atomic bomb is because Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender. Most Americans haven’t paused to ponder something rather striking to anyone seriously concerned with the issue not only did most top U.S. Military leaders think the bombings were unnecessary and unjustified, many
If you had been an advisor to Truman in the discussions leading up to the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan, what would you have advised him and why? "The atom bomb was no 'great decision'“ -President Harry S. Truman. July 16th 1945-the day the Manhattan Project had accomplished its primary goal; building an Atomic Bomb. The theory for the Atomic Bomb was that the atoms in plutonium would rid themselves of billions of neutrons which, in turn, would split other atoms causing a massive chain reaction. This immeasurable release of energy would be the cause of the destruction of two Japanese cities, and perhaps America’s worst offensive move in the history of war.
On the 6th august 1945 the first atomic bomb ‘little boy’ was to be dropped on foreign soil for the first time from Enola gay to Hiroshima, japan. Harry. S Truman (the president of the USA at the time) commanded for the dropping of the bomb in an attempt to make Japan surrender. The bomb destroyed Hiroshima and over 70,000 people were instantly killed the in blast. Then just three days after the first bomb the second atomic bomb, 'Fat Man' was dropped over Nagasaki on August 9th, 1945 about at least 50,000 people were killed because of the blast.
Holocaust Since the existence of civilization , man has always found ways of protecting himself . His will to fight and survive made him start of with a stone axe and over the period of time , the weapon of protection became lethal guns , tanks and ultimately a nuclear bomb . Both the world wars were destructive on their part , but the Second World War had to showcase the world the difference between destructive weapons and normal weapons On August 6th 1945 , a 22 kiloton A-bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima under the s of then United States of America 's president Harry . S . Truman .
Why Hiroshima was Justified In the Japanese city of Hiroshima, the morning of August 6th, 1945, was a clear one. Citizens were up and about, doing their morning routines, unaware of the American B-29 plane flying their way, a deadly uranium bomb nicknamed “Little Boy” the primary cargo. At approximately 8:15 a.m. Hiroshima time (Gosling), the Enola Gay flew over the city and dropped its 9,700 pound bomb, killing thousands in a matter of seconds. To this day, many people struggle with the question of whether or not this terrible action was justified. On a moral standpoint, one’s conscience says, “No.” However, when looking at how the bombing affected the end of the war, the amount of casualties it actually spared,
Children and some women were evacuated from the big cities into the countryside. People carried gas masks to protect themselves and built air raid shelters. All windows and doors were blacked out. The Second World War was started by Germany in an unprovoked attack on Poland. Britain and France declared war on Germany after Hitler had refused to abort his invasion of Poland.
Twyman 1 Shaheed Twyman Mrs. Mangrum English 121 11/03/2014 Atomic Boom The year was 1941, Americans were enjoying their lives while other countries were fighting. Suddenly hundreds of Japanese fighter planes appeared over the island of Hawaii dropping bombs on the naval base of Pearl Harbor killing over 2,000 militants, wounding as many as 1,000 and destroying a multitude of war vehicles. This sudden attack shocked many Americans and thus the United States government was forced into the infamous war we know today as World War II. After several years of fighting against Japan, the United States had developed and tested a nuclear weapon unlike any seen previously. A weapon so powerful that it destroyed two whole cities completely and ended the war.