Essay on The Dropping of the Atomic Bomb
“On the morning of August 6, 1945, the American B-29 Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Three days later another B-29, Bock’s Car, released one over Nagasaki. Both caused enormous casualties and physical destruction.” (Maddox 1). These disastrous events have weighted upon the American conscience ever since that day in history. Even though there are some people that disagree with the dropping of the atomic bomb, President Truman’s decision was very critical because he prevented the loss of many American lives, Japanese soldiers fought with no notion of ever surrendering, and it brought an end to a bloody war.
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Second, President Truman had to make the decision to drop the atomic bomb because the Japanese showed no signs of surrendering. Many critics say that Japan was already beaten before the atomic bomb was dropped. “The answer is certainly “yes” in the sense that the fortunes of war had turned