Turned Upside Down

1141 Words5 Pages
Probably the most controversial question around today is simply, was America justified in dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. After obtaining tons of useful, factual information I believe that America committed the most inhuman act that she has ever done. America at that time just stooped to the enemy's level by slaughtering thousands of innocent people. On August 6, 1945 the city of Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atomic bomb used in warfare. The atomic bomb was an instrument of destruction which could of and has led to the end of mankind. Since the beginning of ‘human life' with Adam and Eve thirst for knowledge has increase. At various points of time in history, knowledge was gained too fast and too powerful. This was one of those times that humans gained too much knowledge, too fast. Einstein, the greatest scientist that ever lived, had figure out the theorems for an atomic bomb all he needed was someone one that would help him make it. America did this knowing that the Germans might have already started. Before they had even time to test it, America let loose this bomb of devastation. The bomb would kill thousands directly and millions indirectly. The bomb would lead to the nuclear science. The bombs now a day (bombs with that could 3 times more powerful than ‘the atomic bomb') could have never come to existence with out ‘the atomic bomb'. America reasons to use an atomic bomb to end the war was to save lives, to shorten the war, and to make sure that Russia would not join in the war against the Japanese, for they may have created larger problems. You can observe this in Document H when Harry S. Truman declared "…We have used it in order to shorten the agony of war, in order to save lives of thousands and thousands of young Americans." The third reason was to make sure America was the first to succeed in producing and effectively using an atomic bomb, to beat the Germans. In Document H Harry S. Truman states "We won the race of discovery against the Germans". The forth reason would be to simply get revenge for Pearl Harbor. Again (in Document H) this is evident in when Harry S.
Open Document