Within the first two hours of bombing more than 2,400 Americans were dead, 21 ships had been sunk or damaged, and more than 188 U.S aircrafts were destroyed (Jennifer). Why attack? The Japanese were tired of negotiating with the United States they wanted to continue their expansion within Asia but the
Beginning with how the Manhattan Project first came about, the book chronicles the discovery of fission, and how Pearl Harbor increased the push for a U.S. nuclear weapon. It follows the progression of the Manhattan Project from the dropping of the bombs through the fallout affecting the world. As Robert Oppenheimer said, “The atomic bomb made the prospect of future war unendurable. It has led us up those last few steps to the mountain pass; and beyond there is a different country” (Tracy 41). By making the atomic bomb her focus, Tracy was able to span a long period of time and still give a descriptive account of the event.
The decision to use the atomic weapon and the justification to use that weapon is a subject that has been debated for the past70 years. President Harry S. Truman felt that the atomic bomb had to be used enemy targets. He said “Having found the bomb we have used it. We have used it against those who attacked us without warning at Pearl Harbor, against those who have starved and beaten and exacted American prisoners of war, against those who have abandoned all pretense of obeying international laws of warfare. We have used it in order to shorten the agony of war, in order to save the lives of thousands and thousands of you of Americans” The debate has grown over whether the atomic bombings were necessary to save lives and win the war, and he argued to drop it after the choice whether or not to use the atomic bomb.
The Manhattan Project In the beginning of World War II, German dictator Adolf Hitler gained interest in developing an immense amount of energy by splitting uranium nuclei. During this time he began planning research for creating an atomic bomb. American physicist, Leo Sziland was fearful of this. He and Nobel peace prize recipient, Albert Einstein penned a letter to the United States president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, prompting him to build the atomic bomb before Hitler could. (White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki) The United States along with the United Kingdom would embark on a race to build the first atomic bomb.
In this essay the bombing of Japan by the US will be analysed and justified in my personal opinion. The bombs dropped in Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 9th 1945 and August 8th 1945 was completely necessary. The result of the atomic bomb being dropped meant that it ended the devastating Second World War, Japan learnt the error of its ways: they were barbaric and cruel to the allied prisoners they had captured; they did not follow the Geneva Convention. Also it ended many other conflicts with Japan. On August 9, 1945, President Harry Truman decided to drop and atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan.
Harry Truman ended World War II with using the Atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan hoping they would surrender and save lives. After this he faced problems with the Soviet Union and the spread of communism. Truman helped Congress in the formation of the United Nations, and issued the Truman Doctrine to cease communism. Truman created NATO and oversaw the Berlin Airlift during the Cold War. 2.
Bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki William H*****. HIS/120 January 9, 2014 Bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki One of the most controversial issues of the twentieth century is the decision by President Truman to use the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In doing so he may have saved millions of lives but he ushered in the start of the nuclear age that still casts its shadow. Even today we are still unable to agree to nuclear disarmament. The decision was mostly political; about the reaction of the Japanese and the Russians.
“Did the United States have to drop the Atomic Bomb? Some have argued that Japan was so close to surrender that the use of atomic bombs was not necessary. Others have stated that the Japanese were controlled by an irrational and misguided military and the use of these devastating weapons was justified.” According to the research I have conducted, in my personal opinion I think the atomic bomb had to be dropped. There are a number of reasons why I agree with this decision that was made by former President Truman. First and foremost, it was said, “A continuation of the war would bring death to tens, perhaps even hundreds, of thousands of persons.
The highly anticipated droppings of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki forced the entire nation of Japan to surrender, which historically had been unwilling to give up. With the intimidation of the atomic bomb and the aggressive war tactics, the United States was also successful in driving German forces back into Germany. "The U.S. entered World War II in a great depression and exited the most prosperous and powerful country in the world determined to never enter into isolation again". After World War II, the United States sat perfectly on top and had now established themselves as the most powerful country in the entire