The Atomic Bomb On The World War II Essay

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On August 6th, 1945 the United States, with approval of president Truman, dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima. On August 9th, 1945, a second atomic bomb dropped on another Japanese city, Nagasaki. Altogether, these bombs ended world war II, but killed nearly 200,000 japanese citizens along with years of radiation sickness and burns affecting the survivors. Today, the choice Truman made to drop the atomic bomb is still being debated whether it was necessary or not.
War before the bomb The United States entered World War II on December 7, 1941 when the japanese surprise attacked Pearl Harbor. The attack on Pearl Harbor killed 2,403 americans and wounded 1,178. The day before the bombing of Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt authorized the Manhatten Engineering District with 2 billion dollars to create the atom bomb, originally to use against the Nazis. Four years later the Manhattan Project was complete and ready to use to end the war. Germany by now had surrendered to the United States making Japan the biggest enemy. However on April 12, 1945, President Roosevelt dies making Harry S. Truman the 33rd president of the United States. Harry S. Truman was kept in the dark about the manhattan Project until he became president, which left him to make one the most important decisions in American history, whether to drop the bomb or not. Certainly, the power of this new weapon was understood before its use against Japan. President Truman stated that “it was the most…

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