Truman And The Atomic Bomb Essay
Class Project Topic Paper: Truman and the Atomic Bomb
On August 6 and 9, 1945, the President of the United States , Harry S. Truman, ordered the “dropping of atomic bombs” on ‘Hiroshima’ and ‘Nagasaki’ Japan. The Japanese were defeated due to the dropping of the atomic bombs which drastically ended World War II. More than 200,000 people were killed from both of the bombings. Most people that perished were civilians. The dropping of “Little Boy” and “Fat Man” have remained still to this day the only time atomic bombs were used in “war”. The controversial thought to drop the “atomic bombs” has become one of the major topics for debate. “The three major arguments among historians are; the atomic bomb was dropped to end the war with Japan, the atomic bomb was dropped on Japan for revenge of Pearl Harbor, and that the bomb was dropped to make the Soviet Union more manageable.” In this paper I will discuss the ethical merits of Truman’s conclusion to drop the bomb, political implications dropping the bombs caused, and why I believe Truman dropped the atomic bomb to get revenge on Japan and also to end World War II.
Japanese troops refused to surrender to Allied forces in World World II. On August 6, 1945 , at least 146,000 Japanese citizens perished instantly when the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. “On August 9, 1945,” at least 80,000 Japanese citizens vaporized due to the dropping of the second atomic bomb on Nagasaki. The Japanese people…