• Atomic Bomb President Japan People
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    Making the Atomic Bomb Decision The atomic bomb killed many innocent people, but it was necessary to end World War II? After World War II began in 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt announced the neutrality of the United States. Many people in the United States thought that their country should stay out of the war. The people wanted the Allied Forces to have the victory. President Roosevelt also wanted an Allied victory because an Axis victory might endanger democracies everywhere. The U...
  • The Atomic Bombs Of World War 2
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    The Atomic Bombs of World War 2 Ryan Bored World War II was a war no one expected to be as gruesome and painful as it was. The actions performed during the war were of such magnitude that those who survived were torn for their lives, their children suffering much the same effect, as the ripples of time crashed down upon the shoulders of the men and women forced into a battle for their futures, as well as millions of others. The unfair burdens pressed down on the unwilling participants of this wa...
  • Atomic Bomb 8 Japan Japanese Truman
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    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. President Truman, who authorized the use of the atomic bomb, made a wise decision under the circumstances of the war. Fifty years ago this is what people thought. Now many people are starting to find out that there might be more to...
  • Atomic Bomb Controversy War Japan Weapon
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    The Atomic Bomb Controversy August 6, 1945- the atomic bomb was first used in combat as it was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. The raw explosive power of the weapon was displayed. Within a few days, another bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. The atomic bomb was one of the most destructive weapons of war ever used in combat. The bomb was the weapon that ended the second World War. However, the bomb s use was a source of debate. President Harry Truman decided to put many years of nuclear warfare r...
  • United States War Bomb Truman
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    Description: YES to the boxing of Hiro Body of Essay: The bomb was dropped for many reasons and President Truman was faced with a hard decision to drop the bomb. During World War II, the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. If he dropped the bomb he would surely have killed an estimated 200, 000 Japanese and the city of Hiroshima. Otherwise he would risk the invasion of Japan, which would cause even more causalities and even more Japanese lost lives. Truman thought of the military, politi...
  • Truman Important Decisions
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    Our government is a complex system with many different branches of power and many different jobs for each section. The Truman Years 1945-1953 written by author Byrnes demonstrates how many government positions work together as well as separate. These political positions also are granted certain powers that are not granted to all the government branches. During president Truman s years as president which followed after president Roosevelt died he was faced with many important decisions. Many of ...
  • Cold War Responsibility President Truman
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    Activity #4 - Essay " Truman was more responsible for the Cold War than Stalin was." President Truman was convinced from the beginning that Stalin intended to take over countries based solely by the fact that there were communist parties present in them. France, Italy and even China, are perfect examples of this. And in the Greek civil war it wasn't the USSR that was giving aid to the communists, it was Yugoslavia. It was obvious that Stalin had no major plans for any kind of global communist do...
  • George Catlett Marshall President Truman
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    George Catlett Marshall George Catlett Marshall served as a representative of the public service from 1939 to 1951, proposed the Marshall Plan, and was awarded the Nobel Prize. From 1924 to 1927, Marshall served in China and then successively as instructor in the Army War College in 1927, as assistant commandant of the Infantry School from 1927 to 1936. In 1936, Marshall was appointed commander of the Fifth Infantry Brigade. I July of 1938, Marshall accepted a position with General Staff in Wash...
  • Atomic Bomb Japanese Truman Bombs
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    Why did the Americans drop the Atomic Bomb The atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 killed hundreds of thousands of Japanese people. To this day, people still speculate why President Truman made the decision to drop the first bomb on Hiroshima on the fateful early-morning of August 6 th, a bomb which caused horrific deaths and appalling radiation sickness that would last for many years to come. It has been quoted that from only the effects of the Hiroshima bomb, over 200, 000 p...
  • Executive Order 9981 African American
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    On July 26, 1948, President Harry S. Truman orders the desegregation of the Armed Forces by Executive Order 9981. Prior to Harry Truman passing the Executive Order 9981 on February 2, 1948 he asked Congress to create a permanentFEPC, and in December 1946, he appointed a distinguished panel to serve as the President's Commission on Civil Rights, which would recommend 'more adequate means and procedures for the protection of the civil rights of the people of the United States.' The Commission note...
  • The Morality Of Us Bombing Of Hiroshima
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    THE ATOMIC BOMBING OF HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI WAS IT NECESSARY Christopher Philippi HS-102 May 3, 1999 On August 6 and 9, 1945, the only atomic bombs ever used in warfare were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The mass destruction and numerous deaths caused by those bombs ultimately put an end to World War II. Was this the only way to end the war, however Could this killing of innocent Japanese citizens had been avoided and the war still ended quickly. This paper will go i...
  • Considerations In Bombing China
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    Direct air and naval surface attacks on the Chinese mainland were probably the most immediate way of striking a hard blow against the Communists. These were also the actions most likely to precipitate a full-scale war. [13] All of the nations allied with the United States against Communist aggression in Korea were strongly opposed to direct attack on China. Since China had no great industrial centers, the most profitable targets would be military and air installations, railroads, and shipping fa...
  • Nuclear Energy 2 United States
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    Scientists discovered nuclear energy at the end of the nineteenth century. Within fifty years it became a decisive factor in our war with Japan and has affected international arms policies ever since. The study of nuclear energy began in the nineteenth century when Marie and Pierre Curie discovered the radioactive elements radium and polonium. Before this only uranium and thorium were the only radioactive elements that were known. Radium and polonium were hundreds of times more radioactive than ...
  • 1948 The Forty First Election
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    1948: The Forty-First Election When President Franklin Delano Roosevelt ran for president in 1944, Harry S Truman was selected to replace Henry A. Wallace as his vice presidential candidate. Many conservative leaders did not like Wallace's liberal views. They believed that Truman would be more appealing to mainstream voters. Roosevelt won the 1944 election, and on January 20, 1945, Truman became the vice president of the United Sates. On April 12, 1945, President Roosevelt died of a...
  • Mccarthyism United State
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    Since Joseph McCarthy's name has become synonymous with persecution and the suppression of dissent, is it accurate to describe the so-called 'Red Scare' as McCarthyism? What other factors were there to explain this intolerance? On the 29 th of June 1940, The United States Congress passed the Alien Registration Act, making it illegal for anyone in the US to advocate, abet, or teach the desirability of overthrowing the government. The main aim of the Alien Registration Act was to weaken the Americ...
  • The Korean War South Korea
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    The Korean War or the forgotten war was fought from 1950 until 1953 and pitted the United States, South Korea and their UN allies against North Korea and the Chinese Communists. Cold injuries including frostbite and immersion (trench) foot constituted a major medical problem for U. S. service personnel during the Korean War. Veterans of the war are recognized as having suffered especially high rates of severe cold injuries. Cold accounted for 16% of Army no battle injuries requiring admission a...
  • American Cold War History
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    Harry S. Truman was the most influential figure in early Cold War politics. His policies on Soviet expansion and cooperation with western bloc countries set the stage for how other Cold War era presidents would act. It is through his handling of the Korean conflict and the issue of communism, both domestic and abroad, he can be considered the father of Cold War politics. The beginnings of communist distrust in America may be found in the Red Scare of 1919. The Red Scare of 1919 began out of a g...
  • Atomic Bomb On August
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    On August 6 th 1945, a United States B-29 bomber flew over the city of Hiroshima in Japan and dropped the first atomic bomb ever to hit a populated area. Over the years since that event, there has been a lot of controversy whether the bomb should or should not have been used. President Harry Truman of the United States was the one who makes the decision to drop the atomic bomb. He has been criticized for this decision ever since. Some historians believe that the bomb was dropped to scare the Sov...
  • Atomic Bomb War Uranium Japanese
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    The way the world thinks of war changed forever in 1945. On July 16 in Alamogordo, New Mexico, America exploded the world's first atomic bomb, sending a huge mushroom-shaped cloud high into the sky. The Manhattan Project, which was used to end World War II, was mostly led by German and German-Jewish scientists, who had escaped from Hitler's Germany. In 1939, an American university professor named Albert Einstein wrote a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in which he outlined the possibil...
  • Atomic Bombs Bomb People Szilard
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    From: To: Subject: Submit a paper Date: Monday, November 03, 1997 7: 46 PM Title: student Category: History Description: Body of paper: Was The Atomic Bomb Necessary? Thesis: The Atomic Bombs were not necessary. I. Morality A. Hiroshima B. Nagasaki II. Decisions A. Where to drop it B. Did it need to be used? III. Making of the bomb IV. Public Interviews A. Leo Szilard B. Hiroshi SawachikaV. Should it be used again? Over the years there have been many opinions as well as facts circulated about ...