• Grant Surrender Confederate April
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    U. S Grant was born at Point Pleasant, Ohio, on April 27, 1822. Grant was educated at local school; attended the United States Military Academy, 1839-1843. As the years went by, he met a girl named Julia Dent, and the later married in 1848. Grant failed at everything he tried at civilian life, whether a farmer, bill collector, real estate agent, or store clerk. He was however a brave and tough military commander. He was assisted by four ironclad gunboats. Grant's forces captured one confederate...
  • Hiroshima Nagasaki Atomic Bomb
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    When Truman made his decision to drop the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, I think it was a bad idea, but in a good way of protecting ourselves from Japan. The reason why I think it was a bad decision was that he didn't really give them enough time to respond, and send a surrender letter. When we didn't receive a letter, we figured they didn't take us seriously. I think the Japanese didn't get the letter yet, or we didn't give them enough time to respond to it. The reason why I think it was a g...
  • The Atomic Bomb In World War Ii
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    The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki marked the end to the world's largest armed conflict. Many debates have surfaced over the ethics of such an attack. The bomb itself caused massive amounts of casualties while the unknown effects of radiation caused many more deaths amongst the survivors of the blast. 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 de...
  • A Bomb Yes Japanese Atomic War
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    The relevance of the two atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was that it ended World War II, which is the main goal of the any war so yes, it was necessary. The two bombs dropped might convince the Japanese any further resistance was futile, which worked. After the bombings, there were rumors of Japanese ready to surrender the next few day which claimed to make the two bombings "unnecessary." The generally accepted view that the Japanese would fight to the very end put that rumor at a...
  • Atomic Bomb War Decision America
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    The Right Choice On August 6, 1945, at 8: 15 the American plane The Enola Gay changed history forever. The plane dropped the first atomic bomb over the city of Hiroshima, Japan in a successful effort to ended World War II. The question on whether or not such a powerful attack was necessary to end the war has often been asked. I believe that America was made the right decision in dropping the atomic bomb on Japan. The attack was the only way possible for America to win the war, while sparing thou...
  • Surrender War American Japanese
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    Evaluate the wisdom of American insistence on the "Unconditional Surrender" of Japan. Introduction The United States of America is a warrior nation. To pretend otherwise ignores a national history colored in red blood and gun smoke. Despite this, the American national conscience seeks forever the moral high ground. This national need extends to America's ability to wage and sustain war. World War II was no exception. The Call to Arms came only after Japan's killing of unprepared men in Pearl Ha...
  • Hiroshima Physical Force
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    "No man has the right to seek values from others by means of physical forces, no man or group has the right to initiate the use of physical force against others, however men have the right to use force in self-defense and against those who initiate it's use." Claims philosopher Ayn Rand. The Japanese were seeking values (land, natural resources etc. ) by means of physical force, and therefore, according to this philosophy which I whole heartily agree with, any method the United States government...
  • Atomic Bomb Japanese 000 Article
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    The history over few centuries shows that the Japanese never gave up, that they always choose "death" than "surrender." These two articles which I was studying very carefully, shows two opposite opinions about the necessity of using the atomic bomb to the end of World War II. Gar Alperowitz, in his article, "Hiroshima Remembered: The U. S. was Wrong", the evidence to prove that America didn't need to use atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end the war. Contrary to this article John Connor ...
  • Atomic Bomb Japan Surrender Battle
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    The atomic bomb devas ted the two cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. It killed hundreds of thousands of people, especially civilians. After so many defeats in southeast asia, the dropping of such bombs would totally wipe out the morale of the Japanese population. However, there were other reasons as to why Japan surrendered. One of the other reasons was the battle of coral that they lost. They were the battle of Coral Sea, the battle in the Solomon Islands and the Battle of Midway. The Bat...
  • Ronald Takaki's Hiroshima Atomic Bomb
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    Although WW II ended over 50 years ago there is still much discussion as to the events which ended the War in the Pacific. The primary event which historians attribute to this end are the use of atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Although the bombing of these cities did force the Japanese to surrender, many people today ask "Was the use of the atomic bomb necessary to end the war?" and more importantly "Why was the decision to use the bomb made?" Ronald Takaki examines these q...
  • Sherman Williams Civil War
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    Sherman was on of the greatest Union commanders in the Civil War. He was a graduate from West Point in 1840. Sherman's first action in the Civil War happened when he led a brigade at the First Bull Run in July of 1861. After that he was given command of the Union forces assigned to hold Kentucky in the Union. When he was there in late 1861 he suffered form a mild nervous breakdown from all the pressure he was getting from Washington and the press. After he recovered form the nervous breakdown he...
  • Walker Fighters One Surrender
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    He indicated he would like to send a message to his family once he had given 'some thought of what I would say.' Told by the reporter he might be able to send an e-mail the next day, Walker said, 'I would appreciate that.' Still other times, the 20-year-old American showed his allegiance to the Islamic state. Referring to jihad, he said, 'It's exactly what I thought it would be.' Asked if it was the right cause, Walker said, 'Definitely.' The American, whose parents live in California, said he w...
  • Should We Have Dropped The Bomb
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    The Decision to Drop the Bomb Our century has been dominated by a continuing expansion of military knowledge, but perhaps the weapon which had the most impact was the atomic bomb. It ended a world war, and inspired many to search of the secret of atomic weaponry. The A-bomb has inspired much controversy. From the time it was first dropped, to the present, people have been discussing if the bomb should have been used or not. It is my opinion that bomb should have been dropped. Karl T. Compton, w...
  • 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 Japanese War Japan
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    In order to end WWII President Truman believed it was necessary to destroy an entire residential Japanese city with what was the most horrific weapon of its time, the atomic bomb. Near the end of WWII almost all countries had stopped fighting and the allies were in victory, but the war between Japan and the U. S. was yet to be finished. By this time Japan and the U. S. were very tired of fighting and both countries were looking for away to end the war. The U. S. had the upper hand on the war, ...
  • Atomic Bomb Bombings Japan Surrendered
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    In August of 1945 nuclear weapons were exploded upon the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. Following these atomic bombings, Japan surrendered. But were the atomic bombings necessary to save Allied lives and end Japan's threat to world peace while avoiding a deadly invasion of the Japanese mainland? The Germans surrendered to the Americans on May 8 th, 1945. President Truman wanted to end World War II in the Pacific as quickly as possible. After a hard fought war we had pushed the Japane...
  • Atomic Bomb War Japan Surrender
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    On August 6 th and 9 th of 1945 U. S. bombers dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, causing destruction and many deaths. These bombs were dropped as World War II was coming to an end. I do not support the United States of Americas decision to drop the a-bomb. I understand as a twenty something college student, it is very easy to be against the atomic bomb but morally even after reading the packet I could not change what I already felt to be true, that the war wou...
  • Dropping Of The Bomb War Japan America
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    Truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was the right thing to do. The Japanese where stubborn and wouldn't give up and there was no telling on how long war could go on for. Japan refused to surrender and said they wouldn't give up until the last man was standing. So America had to do something. They dropped the atomic bomb and this made Japan think again. They saw the death and destruction that it caused to both Hiroshima and Nagasaki and decided to surrender. The d...
  • 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...
  • 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...