Persuasive Essay On Hiroshima And Nagasaki
Was the US justified in dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during the Second World War? Many people have been arguing this topic for years. But were they really justified? You decide.
First off, if you know nothing about Hiroshima and Nagasaki, then I will give you the history of how it all started, and then maybe you can have an easier time to decide if the US was justified. From the start of the first war in 1939 American scientist, and many of them were refugees from Europe, became highly concerned with nuclear weapons research by the Nazis. In 1940 the U.S. government made the decision to fund its own atomic weapon development program. This program also became the joint responsibility of the Office of Scientific Research and …show more content…
The US government chose the small town of Oak Ridge and Major General Leslie Grove to take the lead of the test site. Surprisingly there were 3 plants that were built in that valley which were, K-25, Y-12, and S-50. The K-25 plant at the time was the largest building in the world and it stretched over a whopping 44 acres. All three plants were in charge of separating the isotope uranium-235 from natural uranium which was used to make an atomic bomb.
When the US had the development of the Atomic bomb, what was next? President Harry Truman was faced with a very difficult decision. He had the magnitude to end the war with Japan once and for all, but would also unleash the world’s most horrific weapon. From four years of war the Americans and civilians were tired, but the Japanese were not backing down. An Allied demand was made for an instantaneous unconditional surrender to the leadership of Japan. The demand clearly stated that the refusal would result in total destruction, but nothing was stated about any new weapons of mass