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Use Of The Atomic Bomb Persuasive Essay

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Persuasive Essay Rough Draft Jake Fisher The bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki caused massive damage to the landscape and also tore families apart from the loss of somebody they loved. Many different people disagree with the use of the bomb and others agree with the use of the bomb. So one question remains; was using the atomic bomb the right thing to do? Using the bomb was the right thing to do because it ended the war without any more American causalities, ended the war quicker and we learned things that we would not have without the bomb. Because of the use of the atomic bomb, many American lives were saved. An invasion was planned for the December of 1945. This was the invasion of Japan. President Truman knew that the Japanese would stop at…show more content…
“An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind” as Gandhi said. The very men who created this weapon were skeptical about using it. This bomb had taken many Japanese lives. Not just the ones of soldiers but very many civilian lives. So was the bomb used to save American lives or used for revenge? This can be answered by saying that Pearl Harbor was an American military base. So was Hiroshima. The Japanese disregarded the lives of civilians. Also, we had more reasons as to using the bomb. Another justification for the use of the atomic bomb was that it brought a quick end to the war. With Hitler gone and Italy out of the war, the Allies needed to stop just one more Axis power: Japan. "The primary objective for the U.S. was to win the war at the lowest possible cost. Specifically, Truman was looking for the most effective way to end the war quickly, not for a way to not use the bomb." (Nathan Donohue) In this quote, the author says that the president was not eager to use the atomic bomb nor happy about using it. In fact, Truman wrote in his personal diary many times about how much he hated the idea of using the atomic
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