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.
Japanese General Korechika Anami wouldn’t surrender after the first bombing in Hiroshima but instead called for one last great battle from Japan. Japan’s prime minister also stated that the Japanese needed to ‘kill with silence’ or mokusatsu. It took two bombs to have the Japanese to finally surrender on September 2, 1945, but this was a dramatic lose for the
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.
On august 6th 1945, America, on the official order and authorization of President Truman, dropped one of the two most disastrous bombs in human history. These bombs were no other than atomic bombs which were created under top secret conditions by a Jewish German, Doctor Robert Oppenheimer. The first bomb was dropped in Hiroshima but since the Japanese government refused to surrender, three days later Nagasaki was also bombed. Many people still talk about the justification of the bombing of Japan today. Many argue that the U.S. did it mainly because of revenge of Pearl Harbor which was also a tragic event in history.
It was completely obvious after the attack on Pearl Harbor that most of our country now strongly stood behind the war efforts of World War II. However, this was not that case in World War I where we had to be persuaded to participate. The United States entered a “warfare state”and the entire country revolved around war and wanted their revenge on the Axis Powers. Of course entering of the war had created a more internally involved America but the events that took place on August 6 and August 9, 1945 lead to the United States making history. 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.
This of course changed when the Japanese decided to launch an attack on Pearl Harbor. This of course was unacceptable and America would have it’s justice, for all of the innocents killed in the unprovoked attack. During America’s involvement in World War II many and more men were enlisting into the military. Because of this increase in enlistees the employment opportunities for women also increased. With all of the men fighting in the war many women were employed in fields that were not generally accepted as “women’s work”.
In Our Documents by Michael Beschloss President Fraklin Roosevelt applied the right tone and words for his speech to arouse the fighting spirit of the American people in support of the war effort. He mentioned that we were ambushed deliberately with intent of war. He also pointed out that we were purposely deceived by the Japanese. Lastly He ended his speech with the loss of many American lives. The ambush that woke the nation was intent of war.
Estefania Period 4 American History World War II engaged people to get involved and stirred patriotism and economic recovery. Women were able to work one more manly jobs, new technology made the war easier, and the atomic bomb ended the war. Women were working outside before WWII, but when the war started they started working on tougher jobs. Many women found jobs in heavy labor, like factories. Rosie the Riveter gave Americans a new image of women during the war.
Because of men and women leaving for war, many young women and once unemployed wives had to take over their roles back home and become the main supplier for everything. Women active in the war, however, began to change the way men and society viewed them. Men started respecting
Even though it was a job dominated by men, during the civil war many women had to become nurses due to the lack of males. Even though many male doctors opposed women as nurses, women were so useful that complaints from doctors were soon ignored. Women nurses were very significant during this period of time because they helped save many lives and at least slow down the spread of disease and the death rate. But that’s not all that women in the nursing profession did. Women in this job also provided traditional women jobs such as cleaning, cooking, and laundering.