The Atomic Bomb On The Hiroshima And Nagasaki Essay

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“Was America Justified In Their Usage Of The Atomic Bomb On The Two Cities Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki?”
“ When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and you argue about what to do about it only after you have had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”- J Robert Oppenheimer. In August of 1945, President Harry S. Truman made the decision to drop the atomic bomb over the two Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, respectively. This decision was made because the Emperors of Japan, Hirohito refused to surrender amidst the growing fear of a full on invasion. The decision was made to make the Empire Of Japan surrender and to end the Second World War. This was the first ever time in the history of mankind that an atomic weapon was used. Through nuclear fission discovered by the lead scientist, J Robert Oppenheimer, the atomic nucleus of Uranium 235 would be hit with the energy of a stray neutron, this would cause a chain reaction to unfold, going through billions of neutrons, until when they reach the end, they release all of the energy in one continuous explosion, known as the atomic bomb. The atomic bomb was made in Los Alamos, New Mexico and tested in New Mexico as well, in Alamogordo Air Force Field. Because of the dropping of the atomic bomb, the empire of Japan surrendered on September 2, 1945, ending the Second World War six months earlier than expected. From the evidence that has been presented to me, and will…

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