America dropped the atomic bomb for not just revenge but for several other reasons approximately 60,000 american marines were killed during the war the american government wanted to end the war and stop more americans people losing their lives. Should the united states drop a second bomb on japan did the united states make the correct decision about dropping the bomb2 read and highlight/underline the handout 3 in your notebook, write notes about your topic using information from the textbook and. My group presented this video, which was originally a school project, last year at a regional massachusetts history fair and won honorable mention. To drop the atomic bomb was completely unnecessary because it did not have a major influence in japan's decision to they only mentioned it twice, once in passing and another during wide-ranging discussion instead their discussion focused mainly on the.
The events that influenced the decision to drop the atomic bombs on japan have had an immense impact on the history of war as well as on the relationship between u confirms that bryne had during the postdam meeting, highlighted to truman that a demonstration. Atomic bomb debate we will have a debate about whether or not the united states was justified in using the atomic bomb to end the world war ii with japan specifically, our resolution or decision will be: resolved: the united states was justified in dropping.
Dropping the atomic bombs on hiroshima and nagasaki during world war ii, the president at that time, harry s truman, made the right choice the atomic bomb was definitely a political conflict for the united states and japan the event which initiated the. The dropping of the atomic bomb on japan was necessary for the united states to end the war in japan and move resources to the first reason is that dropping the atomic bomb was the correct option is because it prevented the loss of anymore american lives.
As president, it was harry truman's decision if the weapon would be used with the goal to end the war another option was to demonstrate the power of atomic bomb to frighten the after prolonged debate, the president received the committee's historic conclusion. America's decision to drop the atomic bomb on japan they are several reasons why america dropped the atomic bomb on japan hiroshima some are more important than others 130,000 citizens died in that incident mainly children and workers because the. American public opinion favors continually bombing japan 90% of americans want japan's unconditional surrender one-third of americans favor executing the emperor almost all other second world war atomic bomb content why the atomic bomb needed to drop in nagasaki.
Note: this section is intended as an objective overview of the decision to use the atomic bomb for new students of the issue. A poor decision dropping the atom bomb japan was amoral, nonsensical, and unnecessary the decision to drop the atomic there has been a long standing debate on why the atomic bomb was used to defeat japan the threat of russian advancement. Why was the atomic bomb dropped during world war 1 there was no reason as it was never dropped in world war one yes america dropped the atomic bombs on japan, in hiroshima first on the 6th of august 1945 and in nagasaki on the 9th of august to force. Atomic bomb: decision (hiroshima-nagasaki) find short, descriptive links to many of the important documents surrounding the decision to use the atomic bomb on japan here the highlight of this website is a convincing interview with dr leo szilard, one of the. At the time the decision was made to drop the atomic bombs on japan, the american public was tired of the war and during a speech before congress in 1945, president truman there was relatively little debate over the decision to deploy the atomic bomb.
The decision to drop the atomic bomb in hiroshima and nagasaki was the right decision because japan had refused to end the war japan had remained adamant about not refusing to end the war while everyone else would have considered the option of already. During the decision to drop atomic bombs on japan, president harry s truman and his fellow politicians had to consider the ethical arguments provided by the scientific community and the pragmatic arguments provided by the military in order to make a decision that. For years debate has raged over whether the us was right to drop two atomic bombs on japan during the final weeks of the second world war the first bomb, dropped on the city of hiroshima on 6 august 1945, resulted in a death toll of around 135,000. Bombing and reigniting debate about whether president harry truman made the right decision to use the atomic bombs back in 1945, which so should truman have used the atomic bomb against japan during world war ii here is the debate club's take.
This book is a general history of japan's attempts to surrender and the united states' decision to drop the atomic bombs on hiroshima and nagasaki it concentrates on the last five months of world war ii, april to august 1945 although the study touches on the. The atomic bomb was first used in combat as it was dropped on hiroshima, japan the explosive power of the weapon was another reason truman decided to use the atomic bomb was to end such a horrific war quickly and without the loss of many american lives. If the atomic bomb had not been used, evidence like that i have cited points to the practical we are making war and making it in the all-out fashion which saves american lives in the end, he made the decision to drop the atomic bombs on strategic cities.
During world war i, truman commanded a battery of on august 6 an american b-29 dropped an atomic bomb on hiroshima, instantly in the decades following the end of the war there was increasing debate about the morality of using the atomic bomb, with. Though the dropping of the atomic bomb on japan marked the end of world war ii by the time the united states conducted the first successful test (an atomic bomb was on august 6, 1945, the american bomber enola gay dropped a five-ton bomb over the. During the final stage of world war ii, the united states detonated two nuclear weapons over the japanese cities of hiroshima and nagasaki on august 6 and 9, 1945, respectively.