Atomic Bomb Dbq Essay

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Bombing two major cities may seem wrong but it was necessary in order to come out as a successful nation. During World War 2 on August 6th and 9th of 1945 the United States was the first country to use an atomic device against an enemy. This enemy was the country of Japan. After the Japanese killed thousands of U.S soldiers with their ruthless and unexpected attack on Pearl Harbour the United States released two atomic bombs on their two major cities. These cities were known as Nagasaki and Hiroshima. After the bombs were dropped the war was put to an end. The use of the atomic bombs is a widely debated topic on whether their use was necessary or not. The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were not only necessary to end the war but it was also necessary because many American lives were lost. The bombing of Hiroshima and …show more content…

Ralph A. Bard claims “...Japan should have some preliminary warning for say two or three days in advance of use” (Document 2). Japan did not deserve a warning prior to the descent of the atomic bombs. Japan did not warn the United States about the atrocious bombing of Pearl Harbour. Japan invaded America’s territory unexpectedly and caused nothing but destruction and loss. America bombing their territory unexpectedly is what they deserved. Since America did not give Japan a warning it is seen as un-humanitarian. Ralph A. Bard goes on to say that since the “...United States [is] a great humanitarian nation and the fair play attitude of our responsible in the main for this feeling” (Document 2). According to Ralph A. Bard he feels as though since America looks out and cares for their people that the humane thing to do would be to have provided a warning. America did look our for their people and they looked out for America in the long haul. By not providing a warning, America ended the war and saved many

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