Sunday December 7, 1941, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii with surprise bombings from waves of airplanes. The United States would later declare war with Japan then join World War II after Germany and Italy declared war on the U.S. The surprise attack in Hawaii would result in two of the worst bombings in history, in years to come. August 6, 1945, the world’s first nuclear bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan by the U.S. According to History.com in their article Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the first bomb “Little Boy” was comprised of over 9,000 pounds of Uranium-235, and it took a modified B-29 bomber nick named “Enola Gay” to carry the bomb. The explosion from this bomb destroyed thousands of buildings along with homes completely …show more content…
Unlike the predecessor “Little Boy”, the bomb “Fat Man” was made of weapon grade plutonium-239, and the explosion caused by the bomb would be ten times more efficient than Little Boy’s. Fat Man would kill roughly 80,000 people. They too would die from the explosion and radiation poisoning. August 15, 1945, The Emperor of Japan, Hirohito used the radio to surrender to the United Sates and their allies. September 2, 1945, the end of the war was finalized with the signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender. The signing took place on the USS Missouri in the bay of Tokyo. Countries signing the document were: United States, Soviet Union, China, Great Britain, Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, Netherlands, and Japan. The use of nuclear weapons could have been completely avoided in World War II. Japan just had to sign the Potsdam Declaration issued by President Harry Truman. The declaration issued by President Truman called for Japan’s unconditional surrender and terms of peace. Unfortunately the leader of Japan rejected the declaration even after being warned by President Truman about the successful testing of the atomic bomb. If Japan would not have bombed Pearl Harbor without warning the United States actions at the end of the war could have been completely different, but since Japans actions were such of a surprise the United States took great
Click here to unlock this and over one million essaysShow More
An American bomber dropped the world’s first nuclear bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The bombing wiped out almost 90 percent of the city and killed more than 80,000 people and leaving 10,000 more in severe injuries from radiation exposure. Three days later, a second bomb dropped on Nagasaki, killing an over 40,000 people. Japan’s Emperor Hirohito had nothing else to defeat united states so than he announced to Japan to surrender
The United States saved Midway and Hawaii. World War II started on December 7, 1941, because Japan attacked the U.S. navy at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The Battle of Midway began June 3, 1942 when United States bombers struck at the Japanese forced and destroyed Japan's first line carrier and best trained pilots. The first atomic bomb was built in Los Alamos New Mexico(Pearl Harbor) In April 1940 the United States Army and Naval troops and ships moved from San Diego California to Pearl Harbor Hawaii.
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)
Japan launched a surprise attack on the United States Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941. In response, the United States declared war on Japan. America gained victory in the Battle of Midway in June 1942. The Japanese suffered a lot of losses. In early 1945, American forces suffered heavy losses during the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa.
On August 6, 1945 a uranium gun-type atomic bomb (Little Boy) was dropped on Hiroshima Japan by the Enola Gay: an American B-29 super-fortress bomber. President Harry S. Truman made the decision to drop this atom bomb on that fateful day, proceeding to be one of the most controversial decitions in history. Having killed a little under 66,000 people as a result of the bomb dropping, there is no possibility that this decision would not have been controversial. Despite all of the atrocity that has come out of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima Japan, I believe that it was a necessary evil to drop the bomb. Japan’s leaders and especially its military leaders clung fiercely to the notions of Ketsu-Go (decisive battle) and without the bombs there was no starting point to begin to break down those powerful beliefs.
I believe that that dropping the atomic bomb was justifiable and the United States made a good decision dropping it. The United States and Japan had been going at it for almost five years, it had to come to an end. Japan did not only resist, they also unleashed kamikaze attacks at Okinawa; They also ignored the calls for them to surrender Japan should of seen it coming... If you think about it if the atomic bombs weren’t used there would've actually been more lives lost. Dropping the atomic bombs actually saved lives even though a lot of people have a different opinion on the matter.
Shortly after, the Japanese succumbed and officially surrendered to the United States on August 15, 1945, after unimaginable damage had been done to their country and their people. Research into nuclear weapons first began in Nazi Germany
This decision pushed the Japanese nation over the edge, finally forcing them to surrender to the American forces. No matter what side someone is on in the argument over Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bombs, one must consider that no
Should the U.S. have dropped the atomic bombs on Japan? Some people believe that the U.S. should not have dropped the atomic bombs on Japan, while others believe that the U.S. did the right thing by dropping the bombs. One thing both sides should agree upon is that the atomic bombs dropped on Japan ended the war faster than it would have if the U.S. did not drop the bombs. The atomic bombing on Japan was necessary for the war to end because it stopped the fighting and additional casualties that would have occurred if the war had not ended. The U.S. did the right thing by dropping the atomic bombs because they prevented the additional casualties that would have occurred.
“On august 6, 1945, during World War II (1939-45) an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Three days later, a second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki killing a total of over 120,000.” [History.com] Today, it is highly debated whether it was necessary for the US to drop the atomic bomb. I believe dropping the atomic bomb was the right decision for the United States. The reasons for this stance will be argued under the topics of self-defense and limiting total damage.
Although an ultimatum was indeed given to Japan at Potsdam, they were not informed of the weapon of mass destruction the United States possessed. It will never be known for sure, but the knowledge that America had an atomic bomb might have caused the Japanese to surrender once and for all. Even if they did not surrender, the Japanese authorities would have at least had a chance to evacuate their citizens from the cities that were the intended targets. Instead, Truman kept the atomic bomb a secret, so that he could try it out. Also, the bomb could have been dropped in a much less populated city, in an effort to save lives.
On December 7th, 1941, the United states was attacked by the Japanese in the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii. The day after this devastating event, the Unites States congress and President Franklin D. Roosevelt, declared war against Japan. As Germany and Italy had allied with Japan, they also declared war on America. Two years later, the United States found themselves joining World War II. America had soon launched a way to get back at Japan for invasion of Pearl Harbor.
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.
Justification for the United States Dropping the Atomic Bomb On August 6, 1945, The US bomber the “Enola Gay” dropped the atomic warhead that would spark controversy for years to come. The warhead that was dropped, “Little Boy” was the first time that there has been the destruction of a large city like Hiroshima within a matter of seconds. Approximately 135 thousand people evaporated (Jennings, Why the Bomb was Dropped) in a matter of seconds after dropping. Shortly after, Major General Charles Sweeney, decided to drop another bomb of which the Japanese city of Nagasaki would be destroyed.
There were 2 atomic bomb that was dropped in the World War II. The 2 atomic bombs is called The Fat Man and The Little Boy. Little boy was dropped on the city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. An American B-29 (a type of plane) called the "Enola Gay" was piloted by Paul W. Tibbets, dropped a uranium atomic bomb that is called The Little Boy, the bomber dropped the world’s first atomic bomb with its name Little Boy on Hiroshima, Hiroshima was Japan's seventh largest city. In minutes, half of the city was destroyed.