Truman Made The Right Decision Dbq

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Truman’s decision to bomb Japan was right for many reasons. One piece of evidence that shows Truman made the right decision is when Japan captured our American troops and kept them as prisoners, they beat and starved them and even went as far as executing them, he talks about this in his radio report to the American people. "against those who have starved and beaten and executed American prisoners of war" (DocF). A second piece of evidence that shows Truman made the right decision is he was just trying to save the lives of thousands and thousands of young Americans. He talks about both of these pieces of evidence in his radio to the American people. "In order to save the lives of thousands and thousands of young Americans" (Doc F). This argument for dropping the atomic bomb is strong because there is actually …show more content…

One piece of evidence that shows Truman made the right decision is that the cost of the war would have cost over a million casualties to American forces alone if they didn't use the bombs and tried and use an intensified sea and air blockade. They were going to use that but then the bombs were invented. "We were planning an intensified sea and air blockade"(Doc B). A second piece of evidence that shows Truman made the right decision is how long the war would have lasted if they didn't use the bombs. Truman had an idea that Japan was going to choose to resist until the end which would be just too late. "There was a very strong possibility that the Japanese government might choose to resist until the very end"(Doc B). The argument for dropping the atomic bomb is strong because Truman knew that the war was going to cost and last way more if he didn't just use the bombs to end the war with them. This shows that he had all the right to just stop this madness and end the war quickly, easily, and fast. He knew that Japan wasn't going to surrender most likey so he was sick of his troops dying for no

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