We as a country should not need to compromise with the nation who started the battle. Our country only wants to be the one who ends it, and loses the least amount of lives in the process. After the atomic bombs landed in Japan the war ended around a month later. The bombs did the job they were meant to do. I would like to think that there could have been a better way.
The vital information that only the scientists held should have been used as the main motivation to sway the President. By not bringing up the fact that it was them who invented the atomic bomb and they knew of its massive annihilation abilities, was a key argument that must have been brought forth. The petitioner’s repeated use of pathos and appeals of emotion and moral responsibility sidetracked the rational facts of their arguments. A factual representation of the scientist’s true information of the matter should have been the main thought process and might have possibly altered the course of history. Leo Szilard and his group of co-signers failed to prevent the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, thus demonstrating that the point of view of the scientists failed to carry the strong talking points needed to stop the world’s first atomic weapons attack.
Dropping this bomb caused thousands of innocent lives to be lost and even more so people to be injured but live. As said in the text,” it killed about 160000 people and 80% of the cities buildings…(nagasaki) the death toll there was less but still over 100000”. The problem was America was already kicking a horse that was down. Japan had already been almost defeated and the bomb was just a huge overkill. Even admiral Ernest King argued, “ if we had been willing to wait... the naval blockade would have starved the japanese into submission through lack of oil, rice.. and other essential materials.” It seemed to me that the bomb was a rash and hasty decision.
Logan Thompson 3rd Hour 3/7/16 The Atomic Bomb When the atomic bomb was dropped the world was changed forever. The Americans dropped the first atomic bomb on the japanese city of Hiroshima and it killed lots people immediately and tens of thousands later from all the radiation.Then after three days there was a second atomic bomb dropped on the city of Nagasaki which killed less but still lots of people. Finally a few day later the Japanese surrendered. The moments that lead to the surrender are the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the testing of the atomic bomb, and then after that the bombing itself. First of all the Japanese bombed pearl harbor on December 7, 1941.Planes from Japan came and attacked our base.
The development led to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Americans use of the atomic bomb was absolutely necessary during World War II because it prevented the spread of communism, the Japanese did not surrender unconditionally, and it helped end the war in a matter of days. On December 7, 1941, the American Pacific naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
If the bombs were not dropped, Japan would have kept prolonging the war. Waiting would have been completely pointless because if the US. felt threatened enough the best defense they has was the Atomic Bomb. Not dropping them sooner would have either resulted in Japan winning the war, or the US. dropping the bomb later.
The issue I see with the dropping of the A-Bombs was that there were much better strategic options for America but it seems like they were done being in the war and just wanted to get it over with even if it costed many Japanese lives. In Document 6 Admiral William E. Leahy, President Truman’s Chief of Staff states “The use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender”. This proves the fact even more that Japan was ready to surrender and knew they had no chance at winning. It shows that America’s use of the Atomic Bombs was “of no material assistance in our war against Japan” and that the choice to drop these bombs was a barbaric decision and has had a long lasting effect on all people around the world.
The Japanese were already on the verge of surrendering, so there was no point on dropping the bomb. Also, President Truman could have just shown an image or chart of the atomic bomb, rather than actually going through with the plan. These examples illustrate how the atomic bomb will always be a big controversy, but America was right for dropping the
The bombing sites caused instant death, but they also caused cancer, burns, and radiation poisoning all from the radiation given off from the explosions. When America bombed Japan using the atomic bombs they did not know the long term effects of the bombs. The bombing sites are still uninhabitable to this day. Morally the atomic bombs were not the right option. Many innocent people suffered from the bombs, and many people did not even get closure because their loved ones bodies were
The United States decided to drop the Atomic Bomb because it was the only option that would not cause thousands of American casualties. I believe President Truman was correct to use the bombs on Japan because there was only one other option, invasion. If the US
As World War II was coming to an end, the U.S. was searching for a way to finish the war with Japan. The U.S. went about doing this by first dropping 2,000 tons of flammable bombs on Tokyo, Japan on March 9th, 1945. As a result of these fire bombings, between 80,000 to 130,000 innocent Japanese civilians were killed, which was the worst single firestorm in history. After this overwhelming event occurred, Japan didn’t chose to surrender unconditionally; however, the U.S. was well aware that Japan was already largely defeated due to the fire bombings. The U.S. was ready to potentially invade Japan, but an invasion of Japan couldn’t begin for another three months, so the U.S. had an opportunity to wait and see if Japan would surrender before
Only an estimate can be provided as the complete destruction assured it was impossible to find all the bodies and missing people. One survivor, Akihiro Takahashi, has missing ears, deformed fingers, and is weakened by chronic illness. A writer for the New York Times describes him as, “a living testimonial to the horrific results of the atomic bomb that exploded over Hiroshima” (Takahashi). Takahashi, who was only 14 at the time, described how the bomb was unlike any other terror in war. He said when the bomb is dropped, “a fireball is created with a temperature of millions of degrees Celsius… followed by a wind that reached 440 meters per second.” He then went on to say, “I myself was blown 10 meters by the blast, and the wind caused [my] skin to peel off, eyes to pop out, and intestines to be blown out of [my] stomach.” The excruciating physical pain caused by this is hard to even imagine, let alone the mental scaring of
August 6th of 1945 was the day that President Harry S.Truman decided to end the war for good when he ordered the dropping of the first atomic bomb, named “Little Boy”, on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Two days later, President Truman ordered a second dropping of an atomic bomb named “Fat Man” on the city of Nagasaki because Japan did not surrender after the bombing of Hiroshima. The casualties of these atomic bombs were severe with over an estimated 100,000 people dead (“The Atomic Bomb”). The dropping of the bomb should have never happened because it was highly unnecessary, due to the fact that Japan were practically defeated already. According to William D. Leahy, the Chief of Staff to President Franklin Roosevelt and President Harry Truman and a very close aide to both presidents believed that the surrendering of Japan could be arranged without the use of an atomic bomb and invasions on their mainland.
Up to 40,000 feet buildings collapsed, and homes were destroyed up to ½ of a mile of both towns. The total number of houses that were there before the atomic explosion was 50,000, and the total houses and buildings that were destroyed were 19,587, but 30,413 were undamaged. The souls of people who died because of the bomb in Nagasaki 135,000 and the total number of people who died in Hiroshima was 64,000. People died into dust with the nuclear chemicals that were impossible to survive if you were too close to the bomb. People who survived still have nuclear acid in their bodies that can give them numerous amounts of cancer when they grow up if they survived still in their young age.