U.S. History: Truman and the Atomic Bomb DBQ Essay
Mr. Lapierre/Mr. Lesser
Name: Al-shareef Eyeadelrosiyhia
Throughout American history there has been many turning points for our country. One of the most controversial ones was the decision made by U.S President Harry S. Truman to use atomic weapons on Japan. Many people believe that these actions were cruel and unnecessary, but there were others who thought that the actions were a smart military tactic. Both opinions have very logical explanations, but one of them makes more sense. Bombing Japan was the right thing for the U.S to do. There are multiple reasons why this is so.
Japan seemed like a very strong military power in this world war. They had no problem showing us their might and power at Pearl Harbor. Therefore it was only right that we did the same and showed them how mighty and powerful the U.S can get when we come together. President Truman did a great job of making an example out of Japan. He showed the rest of the world that waring the U.S will never end well. Truman’s way of thinking was very similar to that of former U.S President Theodore Roosevelt, show the world that the U.S keeps a big stick. Making an example out of Japan was one...