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.
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. Giving them other options at this point seemed useless. Hundreds of thousands of Japanese civilians were killed when the bombs
Wilfred Burchett, an Australian Journalist visited the once thriving Japanese city of Hiroshima, just one month after the devastating atomic bomb and did not approve of the devastation it caused. The bomb (little boy) was dropped over the city, killing over 70,000 people and injuring the same number. He was the first correspondent to enter Hiroshima after the bomb was dropped. “I was people in who … are dying … from these effects of bombing … They lost their appetites, their hair fell out … their flesh began rotting away from their bones” (Source A.). While his statement did not disapprove of the bombing, you can tell that he was distraught by the devastation caused by little boy.
It was necessary for the United States to drop the atomic bomb on Japan. Truman’s decision to do this was because of the american lives, the Pearl Harbor in general, and bringing an end to it all. This all began when Japan attacked the Pearl Harbor and, for precautions, the U.S. Interned Japanese people here in our country. To avoid invading Japan and losing military forces, the bomb was created and dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This was an impact on the whole nation of Japan emotionally/ mentally, but physically on the general public of the two targeted cities. Discussions about the atomic bomb has always been common and all over the place. It’s important because the United States could be in a different
In August of 1945, a drastic event happened in Japan that would leave a mark on Japan forever. The event was Japan had an atomic bomb dropped on two cities, by the United States. The bombings all happened in a four-day period. The first atomic bomb that was called "Little Boy" got dropped over Hiroshima, a city a Japan. "Little boy" was dropped on August 6th 1945. A second atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki three days later. This bomb was called "Fat Man". The atomic bombs are said to have killed 70,000 people instantly and around 100,000 more people died from radiation sickness and burns. (ushistory.org) The bombs caused Japan to surrender five days later, on August 14th, 1945.
Even though it was very inhumane to cause a fellow breed of the human race such a severe amount of suffering, we fairly warned Japan that disaster would come if they didn’t surrender. Furthermore, we had still been pondering among our hostility from Pearl Harbor, in which we never retaliated to. Most importantly, to prevent the loss of American lives, we had to strike at once. Therefore, President Truman’s decision to drop both bombs on Japan was extremely necessary to ensure the safety of American citizens.
What the US did to Japan at the end of World War 2 was unacceptable. Japan was already exhausted by the time the bombs were dropped. Their resources and their army had been worn out. The United States and Britain had just finished fighting Germany and the Soviet Union was
All though many people believe that the Jewish were just about the only victims in the Holocaust, they don’t realize that all the victims as a whole, almost triple the Jewish amount of deaths. This is important because for those who lost their lives should never be forgotten. Many non-Jewish deaths took place in World War II because of their homeland, purely difference of race, bombings on Japan, and because they’re soldiers. Most victims lives were taken in Europe and West Asia. Many more religions, races, nations, and politically positioned people died in the World War II, who weren’t Jewish. Some other organizations lost almost as much as the Jewish race.
In the years between 1939 and 1945 World War II occurred. France and Great Britain were battling against the Axis powers that included Germany, Italy, and Japan. For the beginning of the war, America was remaining neutral until Japan attacked the US navy at Pearl Harbor. America then entered the war on December 8th of 1941, partnering up with France and Great Britain. During the time America was in the war, America was fighting both Japan and Germany on both sides of the world. When tensions started to ease in Germany, America focused mainly on Japan. Japan was extremely determined and they were not willing to give up no matter the efforts America tried. When the presidency powers switched from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Harry S. Truman in 1945,
On August 6th of 1945, a revolutionary form of destruction was dropped on the city of Hiroshima, Japan. The atomic bomb, nicknamed Little Boy, was the first uranium-fission-based bomb to ever be detonated. At 8:15 AM, America wrought destruction and performed the worst injustice imaginable upon the city, its surroundings, and its people. President at the time, Harry S. Truman, gave consent to the creation and use of such a weapon, and quite frankly, is to blame. President Truman should not have dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima because it was the cause of the inhumane murder of over 130,000 innocent Japanese civilians, its motivations were unjustified and there were several, other alternatives to the “a-bomb.”
Trust, experiences, and helping each other, are all ways that people can generate hope and gain knowledge from the past. The novel “Hiroshima” shows us that when people come together, then they are stronger, and we can learn from survivors like Miss Sasaki.
“The good and the bad things are a part of life. Accept it. The bad is a learning process, you will surpass it. If you do you will be happy and it will be a good thing” - Ann Marie Aguilar. In the novel Hiroshima it shows that we can take something good out of something bad. Even though the bombing was a cataclysm, people learned how to be helpful and care for others to make the situation better.
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”. As many as 200,000 deaths were caused by “Little Boy” alone and many people would die of radiation for years to come. The dropping of the Atom bomb on Hiroshima is an extremely debatable issue with no right or wrong answer. In this essay I will describe both sides to the argument then conclude using my final opinion on whether I am for or against the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima.
In the midst of the war, it can be said that Hiroshima was forgotten, for it was very minimally damaged despite having an army base and the recognition of a large port city. However, it was these reasons that became to be the cause of the city’s targeting, as they provided the United States with the optimum opportunity to demonstrate the immense impact of the bomb. This opportunity was executed on August 6th, 1945, when an atomic bomb made from uranium-235, named “Little Boy” was dropped in Hiroshima by Colonel Paul Tibbetts. The atomic bomb was enormous in size, measuring a height of ten-feet long and a weight of 9700 pounds, which meant it would immediately hit the ground upon detachment from the plane it was carried by. However, Colonel Paul Tibbetts was to as per orders detonate the bomb while it was 579 meters the air. As a result, the bomb had to be attached to a parachute to ensure a slow fall, allowing the Colonel to swiftly fly away from the blast site.
It was on August 6, 1945 at 8:16 a.m. Japanese time when tens of thousands of lives would perish. The Enola Gay which was an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Consequently, the explosion caused would devour about 80,000 people, but many more would later face death because of the radiation. But aside from death another 35,000 persons were injured, and at least another 60,000 persons would be dead by the end of the year as an immediate effect from this cataclysmic event. Furthermore, the bombing of Hiroshima devastated the city; it wiped out almost 90 percent of the populous. This bomb would later be nicknamed “Little boy” which was a predecessor of another bomb which had