• Dropping Of Atomic Bombs
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    DROPPING OF ATOMIC BOMBS President Truman faced a hugely difficult decision when he had to make the choice of whether or not to drop two atomic bombs over Japan. After much thought and consideration on his part, he came to the conclusion that the bombs would be dropped. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the chosen places, two residential and productive areas of Japan where several innocent civilians lived. Although that may have seemed like the only way to end the war quickly, there could have been an...
  • 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...
  • Effects Of The Atomic Bomb
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    The effects of the atomic bomb were terrible. Theres no doubt in my mind that the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were a costly mistake. Atomic bombs produce heat millions of degrees high, and visible ultraviolet and inferred rays. (Lapp 844) Everyone and everything exposed to their blast is affected. No one is left untouched, whether it be emotional or physical; in many cases both. However, many members of the science community argue that the atomic bomb was a great advance in te...
  • After The Atomic Bomb
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    Introduction The development and usage of the first atomic bombs has caused a change in military, political, and public functionality of the world today. The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki revolutionized warfare by killing large masses of civilian population with a single strike. The bombs' effects from the blast, extreme heat, and radiation left an estimated 140, 000 people dead. The bombs created a temporary resolution that lead to another conflict. The Cold War was a political standoff be...
  • History Atomic Bomb Essay
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    In early August 1945 atomic bombs were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. These two bombs quickly yielded the surrender of Japan and the end of American involvement in World War II. By 1946 the two bombs caused the death of perhaps as many as 240, 000 Japanese citizens 1. The popular, or traditional, view that dominated the 1950 s and 60 s put forth by President Harry Truman and Secretary of War Henry Stimson was that the dropping of the bomb was a diplomatic maneuver aime...
  • The A Bomb Atomic People Bombs
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    The A-Bomb The effects of the atomic bomb were terrible. There's no doubt in my mind that the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a costly mistake. Atomic bombs produce heat millions of degrees high and visible ultraviolet rays. Everyone and everything exposed to their blast is affected. No one is left untouched, whether it be emotional or physical; in many cases both. However, many members of the science community argue that the atomic bomb was a great advance in technology, and...
  • History Atomic Bomb Essay
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    ... gh Alperovitz himself admits that many of the details are missing from Truman's meetings with is advisors, it nonetheless becomes extremely difficult to believe Truman and Stimson's claim that the only reason the bomb was dropped was for military reasons. There exists evidence in Truman's diaries and letters to his wife that seems to contradict Alperovitz's revisionist theory of American diplomacy concerned with using the bomb to intimidate the Russians 23. The first entry of note is from Ju...
  • Atomic Bomb Hiroshima Dropped Japan
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    The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki The first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, on August 6, 1945. The world would never be the same. This paper will discuss the significance of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and how they led to the success of the Allied forces. It will also discuss how the United States developed the atomic bomb, the decision to drop the bomb, the weakening of Japan, the actual bombing an destruction of both cities, the surrender of Japan and th...
  • Timeline Of The Atomic Bomb
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    TIMELINE of the Atomic Bomb. 1942 May - Heisenberg and Do pel observe the first multiplication of neutrons. December 2 - First nuclear chain reaction at Chicago's Stagg Field by Fermi. 1943 March 15 - Oppenheimer moves the bomb development to Los Alamos. 1944 August 26 - Bohr presents his memorandum on intentional control of nuclear weapons to Roosevelt. 1945 January 20 - First Uranium-235 separated at Oak Ridge. July 16 - U. S. explodes first atomic bomb, the Trinity test, at Alamogordo. Augus...
  • After The Atomic Bomb
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    ... or all three nations until the Soviet Union resumed testing in 1961 (1). President Dwight D. Eisenhower expressed his frustration shortly thereafter, "[Not achieving a nuclear test ban] would have to be classed as the greatest disappointment of any administration, of any decade, of any time and of any party" ("Coalition to Reduce Nuclear Dangers" 1). Soon afterwards the Soviet Union realized its mistake and reached the Moscow Agreement with Great Britain and the United States in 1963; banni...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Atomic Bomb Radiation Burns Nuclear
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    During wartime, horrible atrocities against all of humanity must be dealt with. Crimes against humanity, as never witnessed before, and hopefully to never be seen again, occurred during the course of World War II. America has always, and most likely will always place a high value on American lives. In order to protect these lives and to insure that the world is safe for democracy, American leaders had to make a very tough decision, whether or not to drop the atomic bomb on Japan. This act would...
  • Atomic Bomb War World States
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    Was the invention of the atomic bomb the creation of just another weapon, or the creation of a doomsday device For over fifty years, the controversy over whether or not it was necessary to drop the atomic bomb to conclude World War II has continued to question America and the rest of the world. In war, there is no sanction on how big and bad a weapon can be. Weapons are made to kill. And kill they do. For if the United States had not dropped the atomic bomb and finally closed World War II, the w...
  • Hiroshima And Nagasaki The Decision To Use The At
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    "[It] is not at all certain that American public opinion, if it could be enlightened as to the effect of atomic explosives, would approve of our own country being the first to introduce such an indiscriminate method of wholesale destruction of civilian life." Scientist and Nobel Prize winner James Franck put it best when he argued that the dropping of an atomic bomb upon the Japanese cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, were completely unnecessary and unjust. "How can a human being with any claim to ...
  • Hiroshima Nagasaki And The World
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    Einstein first told president Roosevelt about the tremendous power of fused uranium in the late 1930 s. Soon after this news from Einstein the atom bomb was built and tested. With bombs ready, Truman is faced with a decision. America is in the middle of World War II with no end in sight. He decides to deploy two atomic bombs on two Japanese cities. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the two fateful cities. The atomic bombs give relief to America because it ends the war. Even though America wins the wa...
  • Atomic Bomb Japan War States
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    The Atomic Choice The atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki have been at the heart of a heated debate. The United States should have chosen an alternate path to end their conflict with Japan during World War II, saving hundreds of thousands of Japanese civilian lives. The Spokesmen of the United States Air Force said the atomic bomb wasn't needed for the victory of this war, that the war was already won and the use of the atomic bomb was unnecessary. Our country has created a negative im...
  • Truman And The Atom Bomb
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    In 1945, an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and followed by another on Nagasaki a few days later ending WWII. President Truman's decision to use the bombs is often criticized by many. Some historians say that the bomb was necessary and others strongly debate the issue. Many researchers say that they atomic bombs were not necessary. They argue that there were alternatives to the bomb such as "naval blockade, modifications of the unconditional surrender terms, conventional bombing, and waitin...
  • Nuclear Energy Atomic Reactors Fission
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    The sun and stars are seemingly inexhaustible sources of energy. That energy is the result of nuclear reactions, in which matter is converted to energy. We have been able to harness that mechanism and regularly use it to generate power. Presently, nuclear energy provides for approximately 16% of the world's electricity. Unlike the stars, the nuclear reactors that we have today work on the principle of nuclear fission. Scientists are working like madmen to make fusion reactors which have the pot...
  • Atomic Bomb Uranium Atoms People
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    Through the centuries, man has tried many attempts in inventing a mass killing mechanism. Alas, in 1945, such a mechanism was created. The atomic bomb was created after many years of the study of atoms. Finally, a way to split the atoms was born. Germany was the first to try, using uranium-235 to make a bomb. They discovered nuclear fission in late 1938. Efforts failed, but were picked up by the United States. Albert Einstein, although credited as the father of the atomic bomb, only lent suppor...