Essay on Atomic Bomb : Hiroshima And Nagasaki

1302 Words Dec 17th, 2016 6 Pages
Melissa Morales
Mrs. Adams
United States History – Period 4
16 December, 2016
Atomic Bomb Essay It was 1945. WWII was beginning to grow tiresome, and the United States wanted to end the massive amount of deaths that the constant fighting resulted in. Scientists had recently discovered how to split the nuclei of certain elements, creating an immense amount of energy. More studies led to the creation of the atomic bomb, and the U.S. began to test it, preparing for attack. The bomb seemed to be the only way to get Japan to surrender, of course it was very extreme, and seemed far too aggressive, despite the rage both countries had against each other. However, the United States government thought otherwise and dropped not one, but two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6th, 1945. Although Japan did commit many atrocities during WWII, the United States Government was not justified in dropping the atomic bombs because innocent civilians were affected, it had environmental damage on Japan, and it was racially motivated. The atomic bomb killed, injured, and destroyed the homes of thousands of innocent civilians. Since the war was between the country’s leaders and military, the U.S. targeting Japanese civilians was intolerable. When the American soldiers went to Japan, Sakue, (a survivor) “asked them ‘why? Why did you kill my family? Why did they deserve to die?’” (White Light Black Rain). The soldiers didn’t understand Japanese, so the question was never answered, and…

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