On August 6, 1945, the United States of America dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, a decision that ushered in the nuclear age and marked the end of World War II. When the atomic bomb exploded 70,000 people were killed instantly and thousands more died of radiation sickness within weeks. Three days later, a second bomb killed 40,000 people in Nagasaki (Lawton 4). Was the United States justified in the dropping of the atomic bombs? The use of the atomic bomb have been questioned for the past 73 years.
The Decision to Drop the Bomb described to us decisions leading up to the ultimate dropping of two atomic bombs over Japan in a matter of days. It narrated various circumstances that occurred. One was the untimely death of President Roosevelt. President Truman took over with no information on the experiments and had to rely on his advisors and various committees. Individual agendas appeared to have played in the ultimate dropping of the bombs.
Was the dropping of the Atomic bombs justified? On the 6th of August 1945, the first of two atomic bombs was dropped onto the city of Hiroshima by the US plane Enola Gay. On the 9th of August 1945, three days later, the second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. Both Hiroshima and Nagasaki were cities in Japan.
The United States decided to drop the atomic bomb because Japan murdered innocent lives, therefore to save the lives of the American people and troopers, Truman gave the call to put forth the action of dropping the atomic bomb. Considering the fact that Japan killed many of our guiltless people in our own country, it was justified for the United States to afflict damage back. Truman was even dubious to the fact of dropping the bomb, but because the Japanese kept on killing the innocent lives, it was a needed cause to stop the Japanese and to petrify them. The Japanese even dropped bombs in the past at Pearl Harbor, which was detrimental to America. For the reason being, I believe the United States was justified to drop an atomic bomb on Japan
MBattle 3/2/17 US Historypt2 Atomic Bomb Option#1-- Air Strikes Advantages 1. In hopes that Japan would surrender and limited the number of casualties and suffering . 2. Stop the Japanese from gaining momentum during the war in the air and on the ground.
It 's challenging to look back at events and understand the logic of using an atomic bomb without allowing one scrap of knowledge to creep into our decision making. All of this being said, it 's still possible to come to the conclusion that using this weapon was wrong. The belief that a military blockade would end the war wasn 't believed any more than a military blockade without invasion of Germany would work. The notion that Japan was teetering on surrender is silly.
On August 6th and 9th the US dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Days later when Japan surrendered, WWII ended as well. This bombing sparked many debates over whether America’s actions were right or not. The fewer amount of casualties and the brutal harshness of the Japanese to others justifies the US's strategy. The atomic bombs changed the way we fight wars and was a key milestone to where we are now.
August 6th and 9th, 1945 were the dates that marked on Japanese’s hearts, and Americans as well. Those were the dates that Japan had an obliteration with in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Japanese soldiers and innocent people of different races were killed grossing over 121,000 deaths. Some people would say it was an excellent idea and some people would it was THE worst idea. There was a discussion, a debate rather on whether or not to resort the use of the atomic bombs.
The US is always in a threat as we have picked up many enemies whether it is North Korea, ISIS, or Russia. In 1942 during World War 2, the US launched the Manhattan Project, which was the project to produce the first US nuclear weapon. We completed the nuclear bombs and destroyed the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. Over 300,000 people died from these bombs essentially ending the war. These numbers demonstrate the amount people that were killed from 2 bombs.
Rough Draft Jacob Berry In 1941, is the year the Atomic bomb changed warfare and human life forever. Many projects around the United States worked on the race to create the atomic bomb. One project, The Manhattan Project, led by Julius Robert Oppenheimer, created enough U-235 to create one of these deadly weapons.