Events That Changed America Today

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It is hard to categorize an event in history as powerful or meaningful. An event that is powerful or meaningful to one person could have no meaning to another person. The events that are easy to label as powerful or meaningful are the ones that continue to affect the world today. These events still shape and have an impact on modern society despite having happened years ago. One such event was the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan by the United States. This event not only changed America, but also affected the world. The bombing of Hiroshima occurred on August 6, 1945 during World War II. This was the first and only time that an atomic bomb was ever deployed against another country in history. America still remains the only country to have …show more content…
This event proves to our country that we are no perfect, that we have made mistakes. The atomic bomb has completely transformed our culture. Everywhere are reminders of the bomb that have become a part of everyday life. Directly after the bomb was dropped America was consumed with atomic bomb merchandise. This proved how much this affected America because it was something that America never forgot. This event also led to the fear of an atomic war, which could decimate the world. Because America had chosen to use an atomic bomb, another country could easily choose to do the same. The bombing also led to many countries feeling the need to have their own atomic bombs, in order to protect themselves. All these things completely demonstrate the impact that the bombing of Hiroshima has had on America. This impact is important because it reminds America of what choices have been made to ensure our freedom and …show more content…
That despite how much I want to believe that my country is without fault, that is far from the truth. It also shows me that sometimes difficult choices need to be made. Even though the atomic bomb did kill thousands of Japanese, it also saved thousands of American lives. This event shows me that war usually has no good outcome. Either way lives would be lost, which makes the choices even harder. Although I might not completely agree with President Truman's decision, I recognize that he did the best that he could. It also shows me that all of America carries the guilt of being the only country to use an atomic bomb. Furthermore, my grandfather was in World War II and without this bomb he would have needed to continue fighting. He has told me numerous stories about the war and it has really shown me how much Hiroshima has affected our family. It affected so many families in America when it saved thousands of American soldiers. This event has shown me that I cannot simply blindly believe that America is the best country. I need to realize that America has a past filled with mistakes and difficult choices. Most importantly this event impacted my life because it showed me that despite all of America's mistakes, it still has the potential to be a great country. We simply need to learn from those mistakes in order to accomplish that. The bombing of Hiroshima has affected

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