The Bombing Of The Bomb Essay

1233 Words Apr 6th, 2016 5 Pages
being President for two weeks and he had already had a significant decision to make. The bomb was first tested in Alamogordo, Mexico and was successful. In July of 1945 Harry Truman had the decision to drop the bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 . There are two sides to using of this bomb, the traditional and revisionist. The traditional view was that the bomb should have been dropped to save American lives. The revisionist view is that the bomb was dropped to stop Stalin and stop the spread of communism. There is also a moral view on whether or not the bomb should have been dropped at all. It is in the opinion of the writer that the bomb should have been dropped because Truman was trying to save American and Japanese lives and stop the war.
Even so, some people thought that the dropping of the bomb was morally wrong. At 8:16 A.M. the atomic bomb was dropped and a bright light flashed and blinded people, including the plane crew (Document #12). In document 13 it describes how Hiroshima became an atomic desert where there are pitiful remains of humans and remnants. Some objects had not been destroyed, but forever changed, clothes, bottles twisted into magnificent shapes, and stones that had melted or were are oddly shaped. The bomb destroyed 7 square miles, reached temperatures above 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit, and created 1,000 mile per hour winds. In document 14 it shows a picture of a beautiful city, that city being Hiroshima and a picture of it after the dropping of the…

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