When the first bomb dropped on Hiroshima, The Enola Gay (a Boeing bomber) observed the smoke, as it engulfed the city within seconds, consuming Japanese supplies, building, and unfortunately people (Document G). Colonel Paul Tibbets Jr. (the pilot of the Enola Gay) exclaimed that his actions and the actions of the United States at this point in the war “saved more lives than we took” (Document L). Though the consequences were immense, and many lives were lost, the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were necessary in securing international peace, and an end to a war between Japan and
congress was clear that the Japanese would battle until the very end and chose to utilize atomic bombs to persuade the Japanese to surrender (“The Bombing”). A decision was made to drop a massive bomb that was only tested. President Truman’s decision to authorize the atomic bomb ‘Little Boy’ at Hiroshima. He had had a strong belief that dropping an atomic bomb seemed to be the only way to decrease the number in lives that were being lost in the U.S. Truman defended the nuclear bombings, guaranteeing that shortening the war, possibly sparing a large number of American lives, and vengeance were the fundamental reasons he permitted the bombs to be dropped. (“The Bombing”).
Was America Justified in dropping the atom bomb on Hiroshima in August 1945? On August 6th, 1945 at 8:16 AM, a great yet horrific event in history occurred. This event is known as the dropping of the atom bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Japan, the event that would begin and end the pain and suffering of millions. The atom bomb was dropped by an American B-29 Superfortress bomber named Enola Gay and the bomb’s code name was “Little Boy”. Three days later, on August 9th, 1945, America dropped another bomb on Nagasaki with the code name “Fat Man”.
The warned the Japanese that refusal of this would result in total destruction. However, the Japanese did not surrender. President Truman had the U.S. military drop an atomic bomb on Hiroshima Japan on August 6, 1945. The bomb killed 70,000 Japanese citizens instantly, but they did not surrender. On August 9, 1945, the U.S. dropped another bomb in Nagasaki, which killed 80,000 people.
Was America right to use atomic weapons against Japan? The dropping of the atomic bomb in Japan at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, was the end of WWII. However, there has been much conflict considering the use of the bomb. In this essay, I will discuss reasons from both sides of the argument and justify my opinion. At this point in the war America had already suffered losses of more than 418,000 lives, both military and civilian.
First off, not disagree with the decisions of the president to drop atomic bombs in Nagasaki, Hiroshima. The reason why I disagree with the atomic weapons that were drawn in japan is because there were thousand of people who were killed, innocent peoples who died in that bomb drops. there were military men who died, but at the same time is was acceptable for united states to fight, and win the war. United states were discomforted the lost thousand of people, including military, 48,000 people from the united states, military, and innocent peoples. It was grave that the united states had thousands of life that are why they proposed the attack besides japan.
In the twentieth century, the United States dropped two atomic bombs, which were the most powerful weapons at that time, on Japan. It happened on August 6 and August 9, 1945. The atomic bombs killed 226,000 Japanese and ended the war. However, America should not have dropped the atomic bombs for two reasons. First, it was not necessary to drop the bomb to win the war militarily or to get the Japanese to surrender.
The evidence clearly shown through historical documents will justify that the bombings were catastrophic and caused many civilian casualties, but was necessary to end World War II. The first reason that the Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were somewhat justified is the the Japanese would not surrender without the bombs being dropped. This is clearly shown by a Japanese slogan in the summer of 1945 that says “The sooner the [the
As stated in document A, President Truman believed that it was his duty as president to use every weapon available to save American lives. By making the decision to employ atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, it successfully brought an end to World War II. Now, while these bombs did ultimately spare thousands of American lives, it did also put an end to about 200,000 lives as shown in document E. Document A stated that Admiral William Leahy, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, opposed using the bomb because it killed civilians indiscriminately. He believed that an economic blockade and conventional bombing would convince Japan to surrender. As an opposite end of the spectrum though Truman’s advisor, James Byrnes thought that the use of “the A-bombs would not only cause Japan to surrender, but also impress the Soviet Union, and hopefully stop its expansion” (Doc C).
On a historic August day at the tail end of World War 2 a 20,000-ton force was dropped on two Japanese cities known as the atomic bomb and resulting in 160,000 causalities, substantial destruction, and an agreement to an unconditional surrender that ended the war. If the facts are properly presented it is very clear that there was no alternative to dropping the atomic bomb on Nagasaki and Hiroshima that could have come close to achieving the success it did for our country and the allied nations. Our leaders are intelligent and they knew the key to strong and successful future for our country was to be proactive and not think of only ending the war but demonstrating to the world that we are the force to be reckoned with and will not back down in the face of our adversaries. Our own valiant president Truman had a multitude of genius reasons for dropping that atomic bomb and I for one am going to support the brave decisions of our leaders and explain