Who Dropped The Atomic Bomb Essay

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How did President Truman come to the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan as a means to end World War 2? President Truman decided to drop the atomic bomb on japan to save people from agony and pain. Even though the two bomb killed more than 200,000 Japanese civilians, it saved American soldiers. For this reason, President Truman thought that dropping these bombs was for the greater good. How did the atomic bomb become a factor to end World War 2? In late 1941, America began project called the Manhattan Project. This project was an effort to build and design an atomic bomb. In December of 1942, a scientist group produced the first controlled nuclear chain reaction. Before this breakthrough, President Roosevelt agreed to this project but to proceed slowly. After this breakthrough, funds were gained quickly and the project advanced at an accelerated speed. By the summer of 1945, the first bomb was ready for the first test. On July 16, 1945, at Trinity Site near Alamogordo, New Mexico, scientists of the Manhattan Project watched the detonation of the world’s first atomic bomb. The…show more content…
If I was president during World War II, and the same circumstances were in effect, I would have used the atomic bomb on the Japanese. I would have dropped the bombs because, going forth into an invasion, would have put more American lives at risk. Even though the bombs killed over 200,000 Japanese civilians, putting troops in Japan would cause casualties towards America and Japan, and would not guarantee the Japanese would surrender. If we sent troops to Japanese home land, the war would have lasted for a longer time than it would have, or even put the war at a stalemate because the Japanese would constantly fight for their emperor until the last man, if we did not use the atomic bomb. In that regard, dropping the bomb was the best way and the right decision to be used as a means to end World War
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