The dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima occurred on August 6th, 1945 at 8:15 AM. The bomb was a uranium gun-type bomb nicknamed ‘Little Boy’. The amount of energy that the ‘Little Boy’ generated when it exploded was equivalent to a 15 kiloton TNT explosion. However, when the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, 60,000-80,000 people were killed instantly. Over the next four months, tens of thousands more people died due to various illnesses which were mainly caused by radiation exposure.
On August 6, 1945 the United States dropped an Atomic bomb called the Little Boy on Hiroshima in Japan. A few days later the united states dropped another atomic bomb called the Fat man on the city of Nagasaki. The dropping of an atomic bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki ended the wars quickly, as Japan saw the devastating effects it had on their people and country. The decision to drop the bomb was a very hard one to agree on but changed lives for others. There are many pros and cons of the atomic bombs.
On August 6, 1945, the United States of America dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, a decision that ushered in the nuclear age and marked the end of World War II. When the atomic bomb exploded 70,000 people were killed instantly and thousands more died of radiation sickness within weeks. Three days later, a second bomb killed 40,000 people in Nagasaki (Lawton 4). Was the United States justified in the dropping of the atomic bombs? The use of the atomic bomb have been questioned for the past 73 years.
Just three days later, Major General Charles Sweeney dropped a second nuclear bomb on Nagasaki, killing around 37,000 people and injuring another 43,000. All together, the two atomic strikes on Japan killed an “estimated 200,000 Japanese civilians.”  (ihr.org) Aside from moral issues involved, were the bombings of Japan militarily necessary? The answer is, no, they were not. Many rationalized that the bombs were dropped to save thousands of lives that would otherwise be killed in battle with Japan, to justify the act by portraying it as a grave decision made by the United States in order to end the second World War and to limit the amount of casualties.  (historyextra.com) Yet the top American military leaders who fought in World War II, quite clearly stated that the atomic bombs were unnecessary.
SO three years after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Truman decided that the best way off calling off war and taking revenge was through setting off an atomic bomb on to Japanese. In 1945 on the 6th of august with Truman’s command, an atomic bomb was set off on Hiroshima The explosion killed over 90 percent of the city, immediately killing an estimated sum of 80,000 people, but during that time It was believed that more people would die, due to the radiation activity that took place .And most of all, its exposure to the civilians. This noxious bomb was equivalent to an amount of 20,000 tons of trinitrotoluene (TNT) that was created during the Manhattan Project from 1941 to 1945. However, Three days after, Harry Truman ordered for a drop of the second atomic bomb over the city of Nagasaki an estimated result of 40,000 people killed and another 25,000 were expected to have resulted in dyeing as a result of radiation activity. In this essay I will set out in explaining the benefits of this decision of Truman and some of the alternates he would have taken instead of taking such a drastic move.
What were the causes of the atomic bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and their effects on Japan’s economy? By: Ronan Uy ABSTRACT Warfare has been through many periods of technology, in spite of this a single aspect remains constant: death. Though there were numerous deadly weapons utilized in war, the deadliest of them all is the atomic bomb. The atomic bomb, is as defined by britannica.com “a deadly weapon caused by the sudden release of energy after the splitting, or fission, of the nuclei of heavy elements like uranium.” In 1945, the United States (US) dropped two atomic bombs, one in Hiroshima and the other in Nagasaki ending WWII. It was the first event in which the whole world witnessed the power of nuclear weapons and the only time nuclear weapons have been used in war.
The Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki In an attempt to end World War II early, Harry Truman decided to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in order to save thousands of American lives at any cost. It has been categorized as the current deadliest bomb at that time, bringing terror to everyone and killing about 220,000 people, most of them innocent in both cities combined. During the war, the U.S. had lost a few battles against Japan, also losing thousands of American lives. And if the U.S. wouldn’t have dropped that bomb who knows maybe thousands of more American lives could have been lost and god knows when World War II would end. It was necessary for the U.S. to drop the atom bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Well now they’ve decided to play with C4s and Defcon-2 style ballistic missiles. On July 16, 1945, the first atomic bomb was created in America, and tested at Alamogordo, New Mexico at a site called ‘Trinity’. There were two objectives that the bomb had; a quick end to World War II and US control of foreign policy. As President Truman authorized the Truman Doctrine to stop the spread of communism, Russia had obtained the original blueprints for the atomic bomb in secret. As the Soviet Union launched its first atomic bomb on the 29th of August, 1949, the supremacy the United States held in the foreign policy business came to an end, spurring on the Cold war.
The world’s first atomic bombs to ever be used, left two cities in despair, and changed the lives of its inhabitants forever. The United States of America dropped an atomic bomb named “Little Boy” on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. Another bomb named “Fat Man” was dropped on the city of Nagasaki, three days later. As a result of the atomic bombs, a combined total of nearly 200 000 Japanese lives were taken. This devastating event has led to the debate between whether or not bombarding Japan with atomic bombs was truly justified.
Could you ever image seeing a flash of light and having an entire building crash right on top of you? That was the reality of the people in Hiroshima when they were hit with a nuclear bomb in World War II. A nuclear bomb is an explosive device that blows up due to nuclear reactions. Hiroshima- a city in Japan had an explosion from the first ever nuclear bomb to be used in war causing lots of damage to the city and people. Before the nuclear bomb Hiroshima was a beautiful little city in Japan where people went to visit, shop, and live.