The Atomic Bomb Of Hiroshima Essay

1254 Words May 7th, 2015 6 Pages
President Truman made the decision to drop an atomic bomb in Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945, hoping to end the war faster and to save lives. The war in the Pacific, including Iwo Jima was extremely bloody and cost many lives. A lot of things led to the bomb in Hiroshima including Manhattan project which was the making of the bomb and the bombing of the first bomb in Alamogordo. Many people suggested the atomic bomb with hopes of ending the war sooner and to save lives. However, many people also advised against using the bomb because it would kill thousands upon thousands. They also advised against it because of The Hague Convention and the Historic National Laws of war. In my opinion, I think that there were other methods that could have been used instead of an atomic bomb. Many events provoked thought of using an atomic bomb. On December 7, 1941 the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii they sunk or damaged 19 ships, including 8 battleships and more than 2,300 Americans were killed. Soon after the attack, President Roosevelt issued a declaration of war on Japan and its allies and was later accepted by Congress. January 1942, the Japanese marched into the Philippine capital of Manila. American and Filipino forces took up a defensive position on the Bataan Peninsula on the northwestern edge of Manila Bay. Of the approximate 70,000 prisoners who started the Bataan death march only 54,000 survived. At dawn on August 7, 1942, several thousand U.S. Marines, with…

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