The bombing of japan was an act of war/terrorism historical accounts indicate that the decision to use the atomic bombs was made in order to provoke an early surrender of japan by use of an awe-inspiring power these observations have caused some commentators to state that the incident was an act of war terrorism. In japan, germany, and italy before use during world war ii by which statement is an argument for using the atomic bomb. The us wanted to respond to this attack by using the atomic bomb on japan justify the cost of the manhattan project the manhattan project was a research and development agency that produced the first atomic bombs during the end of wwii. One of the great historical arguments of the late-20th century was whether the decision to use the atomic bomb was justified or not, and what the real goals of its use were.
Seventy years after the first atomic bomb was dropped on hiroshima, destroying tens of thousands of lives, a new poll shows that most americans still believe the nuclear attacks on the city and nagasaki were justified more specifically, 56 percent of americans think the use of atomic weapons. In august of 1945, the decision was made to drop the atomic bomb on japan, causing two cities, hiroshima and nagasaki, to become pillars of history and examples of the devastation the bomb can cause. Recent polls, for instance, show that only 56% of americans now think we were right to use nuclear weapons against japan, down a few points since the 1990s, while support among americans. Opponents of president truman's decision to use the atomic bomb argue that racism played an important role in the decision that had the bomb been ready in time it never would have been used against germany.
The use of the atomic bombs caused japan to surrender have one student in each pair take the pro side of the debate, and the other take the con side each pair should use the worksheet for this activity (page 24 in the pdf) to conduct a silent yeah, but debate. The final decision of when and where to use the atomic bomb was up to me, truman said i regarded the bomb as a military weapon and never had any doubt that it would be used all of this shows that the atomic bomb was justified and necessary to end world war 2. In contrast, many us leaders, particularly those closest to the fight against japan, believed the use of the atomic bomb was unnecessary, that japan was on the verge of surrender without it. In addition, advice given to truman not only came from leadership within the american government, but from the scientific community which had an exhaustive understanding of not only the power of the atomic bomb but also what would put and indelible mark on japan's history. No other choice: why truman dropped the atomic bomb on japan truman and his advisers made the only decision they could have made indeed, considered in the context of world war ii, it wasn't.
By using the atomic bomb against japan, truman thought he would save american lives and shorten the war days after the atomic bombs were dropped on hiroshima and nagasaki, japan surrendered unconditionally. President harry s truman's decision to use atomic weapons against the japanese cities of hiroshima and nagasaki proved to be one of the most controversial decisions in american history as the years have passed, the controversy has only intensified. Primary source document with questions (dbqs) the decision to use the atomic bomb (february 1947) by henry lewis stimson introduction the dropping of the atomic bombs on hiroshima (august 6, 1945) and nagasaki (august 9, 1945) remains among the. In august of 1945 the decision was made to drop an atomic bomb on japan the two cities that where hit where hiroshima and nagasaki, both of which have become pillars of history and examples of the destruction that these bombs can cause.
Atomic bomb in 1945, two bombs were dropped on japan, on in hiroshima and one in nagasaki theses bombs marked the end to the world’s largest armed conflict despite the ghastly effects of such a weapon, it offered the best choice for a quick and easy defeat of japan. On august 6, 1945 an american b-29 bomber named the enola gay dropped the first atomic bomb on the city of hiroshima the device exploded over the city with a force of 12,500 tons of tnt the device exploded over the city with a force of 12,500 tons of tnt. - for decades, harry truman, the 33rd president of the united states of america, has always been remembered as the man who made the decision to launch the atomic bomb onto two cities in japan, hiroshima and nagasaki, in 1945.
Final decision to use the atomic bomb against japan the successful testing of the atomic bomb on july 16, 1945 in the remote new mexico desert provided truman with an option that could make an invasion unnecessary and save. The decision: atomic bomb essay the use of an atomic bomb is something that has lingered in the conscience of many americans since the american b-29 enola gay dropped the first atomic bomb ever used on august 6, 1945. At 8:15 am, august 6, 1945, an american b-29 released an atomic bomb over hiroshima, japan within minutes, japan's eighth largest city was destroyed by the end of the year, 140,000 people had died from the bomb's effects.
When he was told of the successful test of the atomic bomb - and then took the decision to use it with no warning - he wrote in his diary: we have discovered the most terrible bomb in the history of the world. Other historians argue that japan would have surrendered even without the use of the atomic bomb and that in fact truman and his advisors used the bomb only in an effort to intimidate the soviet union. How powerful are the nordic countries » subscribe to nowthis world: the baltic states have asked for nato. The latest issue of culture wars magazine includes an interesting review of the rev wilson miscamble's 2011 book the most controversial decision: truman, the atomic bomb, and the defeat of japan miscamble argues that the use of nuclear weapons against japan was necessary and right david.