Atomic Bomb Dbq Analysis

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After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the United States decided to go to WWII with Japan and Germany. The Emperor of Japan joined Hitler to try and rule the world. Italy was also involved. They were called the Axis power. The United States and the Japanese fought all over the Pacific. Japan was really stubborn and didn’t want to surrender. In the late 1941, American effort to design and build the world's very first Atomic Bomb which received its code name — the Manhattan Project. When the bombs were ready, president Harry S. Truman thought about attacking Germany but Germany was already weak enough. He then decided to use the bomb on Japan. In 1945 the United States bombed the two cities of Japan, Hiroshima and Nagasaki. However, the United States …show more content…
U.S is known for it's reputation, it's humanity, it's freedom and calmness. However, on August 6, 1945 and August 9, 1945, U.S made a inhumane decision by bombing Japan's two cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Many innocent civilians got affected. They died when they didn’t even sign up for dying like soldiers did. According to William E. Leahy in document 2 it indicated, "In being the first to use it, we...adopted an ethical standard common to the barbarians of the Dark Ages. I was not taught to make war in that fashion, and wars cannot be won by destroying women and children." This quote conveys that the Atomic Bomb on Japan was unnecessary because wars cannot be won by destroying civilians. This shows inhumane behavior because the weapon was very dangerous and it killed many women and children as mentioned before. It reveals that no war should be done in such a evil manner. According to document 4, a newspaper from Tokyo, it indicated,"This war: this is not even murder; this is pure nihilism. This is a crime against God and humanity which strikes at the very basis of moral existence." This example reveals that the bombing caused