May 28, y
The dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during WWII was a great controversial event for America. American citizens should learn about this event because it lead to other major events in our nation’s history like the Cold War, and most likely the next war that our great nation has to face.
The day after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt declared war on Japan. US troops were deployed in the west coast. They used a war tactic known as island hopping. Island hopping was where the United States would take over island after island until they got to Japan. This also helped the navy get a ship close enough so that the Enola Gay could drop little boy on Hiroshima. The American citizens had no idea about the attack until Truman sent out a broadcast explaining it. Many people were against it, but many saw it the way the government and military did; If the United States did not bomb Hiroshima, then there would have been too many lives lost. The Japanese weren't giving up, and Little Boy still didn't stop them. This didn't worry America too much because they already had another Atomic bomb made. During the Manhattan Project, a code name for the creation of the A-bomb, they built Fat man and Little Boy. The difference between little boy and fat man was that little boy was a Uranium bomb, while fat man was made out of plutonium. Although fat man was a larger bomb, little boy killed more people. The reason for this is that Hiroshima was a higher populated city than Nagasaki. Little boy killed approximately 135,000 people, including women and children, while Fat man only killed about 64,000 people. The reason so many people were against the bombing was because innocent people were killed which left only 'shadows' in the pavement . The reason they are called shadows are because when the bomb hit, the explosion was so intense that it burned the body into the ground...
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