The Threat Of The Atomic Bomb Essay

1441 Words May 19th, 2015 6 Pages
New weapons, more deaths and too much fighting. Its a battlefield out there. Will Japan fight back with the same, new effective weapon we used? Back in World War Two the United States and Japan were going back and forth with each other. Japan was not giving up and was showing no clear sign of surrender, so the United States had to make a move fast. The atomic bomb was a good way to end the war because it saved over a million American lives and brought a quick end to the war. President Truman was faced with a tough decision when he was faced with the terrible consequences of war, but in the end, when we look back on it, he clearly made the right choice when he decided to drop the atomic bomb.

In order to understand Truman 's decision you have to be able to understand the events that lead up to his choice. The Japanese bombed our military base pearl Harbor. They bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7th 1941. It was the first time the United States had been attacked on our own land since the Revolutionary War. We had to fight back that was the event that really made us mad and made Truman want to go after Japan. Another key thing leading to the dropping of the bomb was that we wanted to show the Soviet Union our strength . The Soviets were controlling most of Eastern Europe at the time. The bomb dropped on Hiroshima was dropped August 6th, 1945 at 9:15am. Everyone in Hiroshima thought the Enola Gay was a weather plane so they did not run to their bomb shelters. That is another…

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