Harry Truman And The Atomic Bomb

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When we think about killing innocent people the first names that come up to us are Osama Bin Laden with 911 and Adolf Hitler in the holocaust; however there is one person that killed innocent people by sending an atomic bomb in 1945. This person is U.S. President Harry Truman, he tough that by sending the atomic bomb the war with Japan would stop. Throughout history people wonder if the decision that President Harry Truman was the right one. Harry Truman took a barbarous decision of sending an atomic bomb against two cities of japan, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing approximately thousands of innocent people. It all started with the Manhattan Project and with a desired to end war and protect the United States.
The atomic bomb initially started
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casualties of up to 1 million” according to the website of History. To prevent this for happening, President Truman decided over the moral opinions of Secretary of War Henry Stimson, General Dwight Eisenhower and some of the scientist of the Manhattan Project to use the atomic bomb. They were hoping to bring the war to an end. Above all, the Secretary of State James Byrnes a proponent of the Atomic Bomb believe that the bomb “would not only end the war, but also put the U.S. in a dominant position to determine the course of the postwar world” referring to the website of History. In other words he agreed that sending the bomb would help the United States in not only win against Japan also it would move the U.S. into a leading position in the postwar world.
In the book of Created Equal, it tells the readers that President Truman was hoping to send the message to the Soviet Union that the United States “would be the dominant power in the postwar world” he wanted to avoid “an invasion of Japan that would have cost the lives of many America soldiers”. However scientist that help in the development of the atomic bomb gave another option to President Truman, they wanted to do a demonstration of the atomic bomb to the Japanese in an isolated place just to scare them but no cause any harm to

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