Consequences Of Truman's Decision To Drop The Bomb
According to many government records from discussion of class, lectures and websites, this argument will be made.
According to article Arguments Supporting The Bomb by Michael Barnes, he supports with Truman’s decision for dropping the bomb because of six reasons. The first reason is saving American lives that would have been lost from the attack at Pearl Harbor in 1941. The second reason is “The Decision was made by a Committee of Shared Responsibility.” Giving a warning for Japanese by Potsdam Declaration and Leaflets is the third reason. The fourth reason is “The atom bomb was in retaliation for Japanese barbarism.” Justifying the money spent in the Manhattan Project by President Roosevelt in 1932 is the fifth reason. The last one is “Truman Inherited the War Policy of Bombing Cities.”
On the other hand, either historians or students do not support to Truman’s decision by many ways. After much thought, I disagree with his decision too. Because of bombing, …show more content…
In 140,000 +/- 10,000 people were death instantly after bombing, about 80,000 people died immediately in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 because of “Little Boy”- a bomb was dropped in Hiroshima and over 70,000 people were killed in Nagasaki instantly by “Fat Man” – a bomb was dropped in Nagasaki, 1945. 50 years later, number of people were killed in Hiroshima included “those killed instantly and those killed from radiation and other aftermath” is 192,020 (Michelle Hall,