World War II

WWII:The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb

"To bomb or not to bomb, that is the question."

Using the links provided or your own research, formulate an opinion about whether or not the United States should have ended the war with Japan by dropping the atomic bomb on the cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Summarize your stance on the controversial issue, and support your summary with facts from your research.

 

http://www.history.com/topics/bombing-of-hiroshima-and-nagasaki

http://www.yourhistorysite.com/PDFs%202009/WWII/Should%20truman%20have%20dropped%20the%20bomb.pdf

http://www.debate.org/debates/The-U.S.-should-have-used-atomic-bombs-against-Hiroshima-and-Nagasaki-to-end-World-War-II-in-Japan./1/

http://www.ushistory.org/us/51g.asp

http://www.colorado.edu/AmStudies/lewis/2010/atomic.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debate_over_the_atomic_bombings_of_Hiroshima_and_Nagasaki

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/special/trinity/supplement/procon.html