The Atomic Bomb Analytical Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

The Atomic Bomb
An examination of the reasons why the United States made the decision to drop the atomic bomb in Japan.
# 117570 | 1,500 words | 50 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Dec 09, 2009 in History (U.S. World Wars) , History (European - World Wars)

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This paper takes a look at World War II and discusses the factors involved in the United States' decision to use the atomic bomb on Japanese cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki. To the public, the objective was to control an enemy who had challenged the most serious of ultimatums and put an end to the war. Together with the Allied forces, President Truman came to this decision in the Potsdam Conference. The author cites fear and pride as the motivating factors for the decision and further explains why the United States felt that way - weakened from the trauma of the depression, the nation could not be sure of its strength and President Truman had wanted to lift his people out of a successful war. In closing, the paper discusses how the actions taken by the United States during WWII brought the entire world into the nuclear age.

From the Paper:

"World War II came at a unique time in American history. After the devastating effects of the economic crash, depression, and drought the morale of the country was at a low point. Families all over the United States had endured economic strife for years. As wars can, World War II brought many changes in the mindset and welfare of the country, bringing jobs and prosperity to citizens. The war also changed the social climate for women who went to work while their husbands fought the war. These much needed changes resulted in nationwide support of the war efforts, the likes of which we have not seen in this country since."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Gosling, F.G (1999). The Manhattan Project: Making the Atomic Bomb History Division, Department of Energy, 51-53.
  • Groves, Leslie (1962). Now it Can Be Told. New York: Harper & Row. 319, 329-330.

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