President Harry Truman gave an executive order in 1945 to drop to atomic bombs in popular downtown cities in Japan. With the guidance of many scientists and political leaders President Truman made the extremely tough decision to drop the bombs. After listening to arguments from both sides President Truman came to the conclusion that dropping bombs would be the best thing to do for this war. It would also show that the United States had an extreme military power. Many American politicians were for the idea of dropping the bomb, because they believed that it was the only way to end the war and get Japan to surrender.
After the war, they may simply replace Nazi Germany as the new tyrannical power in the world. This bomb, however, would dissuade them. President Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bomb was a necessary evil. Many millions of US and Japanese casualties would have resulted if an invasion of the Japanese home islands was required. By the taking of these Japanese lives, the President has saved the rest.
Japan had been attacking and invading America for years, possibly trying to provoke retaliation. It was smart of Roosevelt to wait until Europe was defeated, because if the Nazis were not defeated before the atomic bomb was dropped, Germany would have had the time to gain strength, there would not have been as many troops and weapons during the final battles in Europe. Dropping the second bomb was another good decision because it let Japan know that they had more bombs and they would use them. If Japan believed they only had one, they would retaliate and continue the war. Nagasaki was America saying the war had to end
Truman and the Atomic Bomb In 1945 President Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage, leaving his vice president Truman in charge of ending the war in the pacific with Japan. Truman was left with a plan to invade Japan and end the war in that way. Two weeks into Truman’s presidency he got word of a new type of bomb that could end the war quickly. Truman had to make a hard decision. In August 1945 the first, and last atomic bombs were used in war.
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. Power hungry maybe? Dwight Eisenhower agrees saying, “ Japan was already defeated and that dropping the bomb was completely unnecessary.” The power of United States was not needed further, and we were withdrawn, yet we still decided to drop the atomic bomb. Over all the dropping of the bomb was a cruel and unneeded decision. The problem could have been solved in a much more peaceful understanding.
During WWII there were many deaths and terrible battles but the worst of all of them was America dropping the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This tactic of bombing a city was the wrong decision by America, it was completely barbaric and was an act of total war something no country should ever use. The main issues with this decision was that it wasn’t an attack on a military base like Pearl Harbor but it was an attack on a populated city and Japan was prepared to surrender because they knew America and the Allied Powers would win the war. The main argument others have is that the Atomic bomb saved lives by creating a fast end to the war so it wouldn’t be strung out resulting in more deaths on both sides but Japan was prepared to surrender
One of the big reasons World war 2 happened was because the prime minister of Britain declared war against Germany. Even though the United states was not going to go to World War 2 they did after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Another one of the main reasons that World War 2 happened was that Adolf Hitler put the Jewish people into concentration camps. During this valiant battle the United States Military had a lot of young healthy men join to fight in World War 2 because they wanted to make sure that the germans and japanese did conquer the world by fight them off. They also joined because they wanted to prevent them from crossing the oceans and invading the United States.
Research Paper The Bombing of Pearl Harbor Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, “December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy… No matter how long it may takes us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people, in their righteous might, will win through to absolute victory” (President Franklin D. Roosevelt). The Bombing of Pearl Harbor was when Japan sent the kamikazes, suicide pilots, to crash into American ships. Japan did this so that the Americans couldn’t interfere with their invasion into the Dutch East Indies and also into Malaya for their oil and rubber. This happened on December 7, 1941 just outside of Honolulu, Hawaii, on an important naval base of Pearl Harbor. “This attack killed 2,400 soldiers, and left another
Some argue that it was the single most offensive act that the United States has ever committed, but it was necessary at the time. The bomb is used to paint the United States as evil villains. Looking at Japanese treatment of our soldiers at the march if Baatan, and the nations total commitment to victory, we can see why the decision was made. Atomic bomb aside, I do not see the United States abandoning its principle of humanitarianism during the War. After the war, the United States did everything in its power to rebuild both Japan and Germany.
America had soon launched a way to get back at Japan for invasion of Pearl Harbor. On August 6th, 1945, America had released an atomic bomb in Hiroshima, Japan. Most people argued how it was a bad idea that the United States dropped an atomic bomb, but America made the right choice. After America had dropped the bomb, the Japanese had surrendered and the was a quick way to end the war. This led America to prove that is strong and that nothing could ever bring the country down.
One on Hiroshima, and the other on Nagasaki. This won the war on Japan, and ended World War Two. People to this day ask if that was a necessary action. The dropping of bombs was not necessary to win the war because Japan was already weak before the bombs, killed so many civilians, and the tremendous amount of damage that was caused.
The only reason the Japanese continued to fight was to protect and defend their Empire. This option would have created peace between the countries and saved hundreds of thousands of lives. If, for whatever reason, Japan decided to decline the agreement, Unites States could have continued its bombardments. “… a number of air and naval leaders in the United States, joined by General MacArthur, offered testimonials after the war that conventional attacks could have ended the war without the atomic bombs”(Frank 355). Unfortunately, the United States was determined to destroy Japan with the powerful atomic bomb.