The atom bomb was no great decision it was used in the war, and for your information, there were more people killed by fire bombs in tokyo than dropping of the atomic bombs accounted for it was merely another powerful weapon in the arsenal of righteousness. The world will note that the first atomic bomb was dropped on hiroshima, a military base if japan does not surrender, bombs will have to be dropped on her war industries and unfortunately thousands of civilian lives will be lost. The battle of okinawa convinced democrat president harry s truman to drop the atomic bomb on the industrial centers of hiroshima and kyoto in august of 1945 secretary of war henry stimson argued. On august 6th 1945, the united states, led by harry truman, decided to drop the atomic bomb on hiroshima, japan, forever changing warfare this paper will be dedicated to why harry truman decided to use the atomic bomb on japan and the effects that this decision had on humanity afterward the.
Printable version truman's diary on the atomic bomb digital history id 1186 author: harry s truman date:1945 annotation: in 1945, harry s truman faced one of the most difficult decisions a president has ever had to make. Announcement of the dropping of an atomic bomb on hiroshima throughout the speech, truman restates the fact that the atomic bomb is a major achievement for the usa he states that this is an advancement for many scientific purposes truman also lets the audience know that america now has this. Truman's decision to use the atomic bomb on hiroshima and nagasaki resulted from the interplay of his temperament and several other factors, including his perspective on the war objectives defined by his predecessor, franklin d roosevelt, the expectations of the american public, an assessment of the possibilities of achieving a quick victory.
In mid-july, president harry s truman was notified of the successful test of the atomic bomb, what he called the most terrible bomb in the history of the world thousands of hours of research and development as well as billions of dollars had contributed to its production this was no. Truman was right to drop the atomic bomb the clock was ticking that morning of august 6, 1945 as the enola gay struggled into the air with a full load of fuel and the massive little boy atomic bomb president harry truman had rolled the dice hoping that the shock of seeing entire cities destroyed by single bombs would persuade the japanese to. President truman's reputation has been tarnished however by the dropping of 2 atomic bombs on japan in august 1945 many people say that the war was almost over and that the use of the bombs was unnecessary.
An atomic cloud billows 20,000 feet above hiroshima following the explosion of the first atomic bomb to be used in warfare in hiroshima, on august 6, 1945. Seventy years ago this month, the united states dropped atomic bombs on hiroshima and nagasaki, the soviet union declared war on japan, and the japanese government surrendered to the united states and its allies. Truman didn't drop any atomic weapons on japan on july 21, 1945, while attending the potsdam conference, the president received word that the july 16 atomic bomb test in new mexico had been a success.
Dropping the atomic bomb on hiroshima - dropping of the atomic bomb on hiroshima with the closing of the second world war at hand, harry s truman represented the united states in potsdam germany to decide the fate of a post war world. This collection focuses on the decision to drop the atomic bomb it includes 76 documents totaling 632 pages covering the years 1945 through 1964 supporting materials include an online version of truman and the bomb: a documentary history, edited by robert h ferrell. Now, truman did not regret dropping the atomic bomb whatsoever truman was known throughout his presidency to be a man who made a decision and moved on, he never sat around and dwelled or thought twice.
He decided to drop two atomic bombs—one fell on hiroshima, the other on nagasaki—in order to prevent an okinawa from one end of japan to the other like the marine corps and army grunts on land and the navy sailors at sea, okinawa had scared the hell out of truman, an old army hand from the trenches of world war i. In recent years, many academics and others have condemned president truman's decision to use the atomic bomb on the japanese cities of hiroshima and nagasaki as unnecessary and immoral. Truman, after consultations with his advisers, ordered atomic bombs dropped on cities devoted to war work two were hiroshima and nagasaki japanese surrender quickly followed.