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.
Not to mention the amount of buildings and homes. The atomic bomb was the final kick in the teeth to the already beaten Japan. Overall the dropping of the bomb on Japan was an unnecessary decision. The United states used Japan as a tool. Power hungry in the downfall of a war I believe the U.S. used Japan as a pawn to show Russia who has the real power.
The issue I see with the dropping of the A-Bombs was that there were much better strategic options for America but it seems like they were done being in the war and just wanted to get it over with even if it costed many Japanese lives. In Document 6 Admiral William E. Leahy, President Truman’s Chief of Staff states “The use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender”. This proves the fact even more that Japan was ready to surrender and knew they had no chance at winning. It shows that America’s use of the Atomic Bombs was “of no material assistance in our war against Japan” and that the choice to drop these bombs was a barbaric decision and has had a long lasting effect on all people around the world.
Japan had been attacking and invading America for years, possibly trying to provoke retaliation. It was smart of Roosevelt to wait until Europe was defeated, because if the Nazis were not defeated before the atomic bomb was dropped, Germany would have had the time to gain strength, there would not have been as many troops and weapons during the final battles in Europe. Dropping the second bomb was another good decision because it let Japan know that they had more bombs and they would use them. If Japan believed they only had one, they would retaliate and continue the war. Nagasaki was America saying the war had to end
We had given the Japanese plenty of opportunities to surrender and they didn 't. We had warned them that if they didn 't surrender there would be utter mass destruction placed upon them. They chose to ignore it and brush it off. Japan still didn 't surrender after the first bomb was dropped, the emperor of Japan stepped in and gave the final decision of surrendering only after the second one was dropped. This war would’ve gone on for who knows how
The letter opens with a strong introduction that indicates the dangers posed to the American nation as a result of the discovery of the atomic bomb, and its subsequent placement into the hands of the American military. The author then explains that the atomic bombs were useful in case America was at the threat of being attacked by the same weapons, but the phase of war then, did not favor the US using atomic bombs on Japan. Szilard recommends alternatives that should be pursued and that America reexamines its position on the use of atomic bombs. Finally, Leo gives out reasons why it would be a bad idea for America to attack
Research Paper The Bombing of Pearl Harbor Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, “December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy… No matter how long it may takes us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people, in their righteous might, will win through to absolute victory” (President Franklin D. Roosevelt). The Bombing of Pearl Harbor was when Japan sent the kamikazes, suicide pilots, to crash into American ships. Japan did this so that the Americans couldn’t interfere with their invasion into the Dutch East Indies and also into Malaya for their oil and rubber. This happened on December 7, 1941 just outside of Honolulu, Hawaii, on an important naval base of Pearl Harbor. “This attack killed 2,400 soldiers, and left another
Document 7 shows Japanese soldiers killing American soldiers during WWII, it was described the “March of Death.” Document 35 talks about the attack on Pearl Harbor:” The principal political, social, and military objective of the United States in the summer of 1945 was the prompt and complete surrender of Japan. Only the complete destruction of her military power could open way to lasting peace… (Secretary of War Henry Stimson, 1947). This document explains the only way to end the conflict between Japan is to destroy their military base, this shows how dangerous Japan was towards the U.S. Lastly, document 44 shows a Japanese soldier carrying a dead Lady Liberty, whom is a patriotic symbol of the U.S. This image shows how big of a threat and danger Japan is- it also shows how important it is to bring Japan down. The atomic bombs are justified because of Japan’s aggressions towards U.S.
After the war, they may simply replace Nazi Germany as the new tyrannical power in the world. This bomb, however, would dissuade them. President Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bomb was a necessary evil. Many millions of US and Japanese casualties would have resulted if an invasion of the Japanese home islands was required. By the taking of these Japanese lives, the President has saved the rest.
Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941 a day that will live in American history forever. On December 7, 1941 at 7:48 a.m. an American Military Base in Hawaii known as Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese Military. This awful event was just the beginning of what would later lead into a massive war between Japan and America. One of the leading causes that lead to this bombing was America placing an embargo that blocked the Japanese from receiving important material. When America placed this embargo the purpose of it was to stop Japan from taking over more territory.
In 1945, when it became open knowledge that President Truman and his cabinet planned on using atomic weapons against Japan, a group of scientists who had worked on the project that led to the Atomic bomb, decided to protest. With Leo Szilard in the lead, an appeal was written to the President. This petition asked the President “to rule that the United States shall not, in the present phase of the war, resort to the use of atomic bombs” (Szilard). This letter contained the use of both ethos and pathos in hopes of convincing the President to change his point of view. While the use of pathos and egos was effective, the fact that Szilard was a nuclear physicist would have leant greater credibility to his letter than trying to appeal emotionally
America had soon launched a way to get back at Japan for invasion of Pearl Harbor. On August 6th, 1945, America had released an atomic bomb in Hiroshima, Japan. Most people argued how it was a bad idea that the United States dropped an atomic bomb, but America made the right choice. After America had dropped the bomb, the Japanese had surrendered and the was a quick way to end the war. This led America to prove that is strong and that nothing could ever bring the country down.
Truman and the Atomic Bomb In 1945 President Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage, leaving his vice president Truman in charge of ending the war in the pacific with Japan. Truman was left with a plan to invade Japan and end the war in that way. Two weeks into Truman’s presidency he got word of a new type of bomb that could end the war quickly. Truman had to make a hard decision. In August 1945 the first, and last atomic bombs were used in war.
The events before the bomb are also important , the bombing of pearl harbor made the U.S join World War 2, the testing allowed them to do the bombing and then after that the bombing ended World War 2. This seminal event majorly affected the world. For example it started nuclear weapons in warfare, also if this event had not happened events like the Cuban missile crisis may had not happened. It also strongly affected both the Americans and the Japanese because it started the U.S using atomic bomb and the Japanese had to rebuild two cities. In the end the bombing of the two cities, so in the end the atomic bomb changed the world
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. The bomb, “Fat Man” was made ready for deployment, and dropped without second thought.