The Assassination Of Harry Truman Essay

1047 Words Apr 26th, 2016 5 Pages
In our course of history, there have been many events that tend to be frowned upon by society. Multiple terrorist attacks across the globe, unethical wars, or even slavery has made humanity itself take a second look at their morals and ethics. In 1945, the year Truman was sworn into office, he was first notified about the nuclear weapons the United States had been constructing. “It was not until April 25, 1945, 13 days after the death of Franklin Roosevelt, that the new president, Harry S. Truman, was briefed about the Manhattan Project.” Before he took the oath to become president, as a result of the untimely death of President Franklin Roosevelt, he had no prior knowledge of the atomic bomb and was completely blindsided with the new information. Then he was faced with the most controversial decision of any American president, to bomb or not to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. This infamous event sparked controversy between the world and our nation’s leader, Harry Truman. Even future President Eisenhower stated that “I was one of those who felt that there were a number of cogent reasons to question the wisdom of such an act... and dropping the bomb was completely unnecessary.” After weighing all the pros and cons, it was in the best interest of our country that we drop the bomb instead of invading Japan. Before actually considering using the atomic bomb, there were plans to invade the mainland of Japan. Known as “Operation Downfall”, the U.S. forces planned to attack…

Related Documents