Truman Dbq Essay

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During harry S. Truman's presidency he was faced with one of the most world altering decisions in the war against japan. The use of atomic weapons would set an example of the united states of america’s military strength,power and knowledge of a very destructive technology. It was necessary for president Truman to drop the atomic bomb on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki for these reasons. American soilders were tired from the four years of fighting and a surrender from Japan was not in sight..In (Doc L) it says the bomb saved more lives than killed people in the end, President Truman needed to retaliate for their attack on Pearl Harbor and the bomb would just end the war more quicker. Colonel Tibbets states in (Doc L) “ I was anxious to do it...I wanted to do everything that i could to subdo Japan.” Tibbets felt no remorse and truly believed japan needed to be stopped. The weapons were created to be used and if they were not it would be morally wrong. Japan was asked to surrender several times but continued to refuse. For Truman it left no choice. …show more content…

military ship known as the U.S.S Arizona as it sat in the waters off of the Hawaiian island of O’ahu. Over eleven hundred sailors and marines perished in the waters below the burning ship. Japans motivation to strick the U.S. was to capture our natural resources that japan lacked. The U.S. was taken by suprise as they were currently in peace talks and also felt that the warning signs that appeared on the radar screens were not valid.This began our entrence into world war two and to the many desioins the U.S. would have to make. In (Doc A) we see the devistation in the photograph of the U.S.S. Arizona as it burned for two days after the

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