Atomic Bomb


     This report is about the Atomic Bomb, what it demolished, and what were
different opinions on the war. Of course there were many different opinions,
ranging from we didnít have to do it. To it was the only thing that seemed
possible to get the war stopped. And others wonder why it had to be over
civilian homes and work places. Roosevelt knew all about the bomb. The bomb was
under a top-secret name called. THE MANHATTEN PROJECT! Albert Einstein and other
nuclear physicists persuaded Roosevelt to set up a program for a bomb of such
destruction before the Nazis did. 12 days into Trumanís reign as President he
was notified of the top-secret bomb. And was asked what he wanted to do. He
decided to drop the bomb as we all know. Henry L. Stimson Sec. Of War was the
chief advisor to Roosevelt about the bomb. After F.D.R died and Truman took
over, Truman had to rely strictly on what Stimson told him about the bomb since

Truman eventhough he was V.P knew nothing about the new bomb being developed. As

I read Stimson, Roosevelt and Truman had all been for dropping the bomb. Ralph

Bards was Under Secretary of the Navy at the time was for dropping the bomb but
he thought that Japan deserved some type of warning 2-3 days before actually
dropping it. After the bomb was dropped he said that Japan would have made peace
with giving them warning and in turn we "gave them all the tremendous things
we gave them in those 5 days...Participation in the war". Eisenhower did not
like that idea of using the bomb. He didnít like the fact that the U.S would
initiate such a devastating weapon.. On April 12, 1945 Truman was told that

Roosevelt had died, shortly after he found out about the bomb. He never said if
it was right or wrong. After talking to Winston Churchill Prime Minister of

England he made the decision after Churchill said if it would help end the war
then go for it. On August 6th 1945 at 8:09 a.m. the first of 2 Atomic Bombs was
dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. The bomb devastated many millions of Square miles.

Killed and burned many people. Hiroaki Ichikawa was 5 years old at the time and
he said that People were so badly burnt that skin was hanging right off their
bones. After many children had been quoted and in which I just read, the crew of
the bomber plane said that he expressed awe and shock. The flash blinded some of
the men after the bomb exploded. Crewman Carry could only say "Holy Moses what
a mess". "My god" Said another crewman. " What have we done". " This
war is over," shouted one man. Yet one crewman could only say "Good God
could anyone live through that down there. As the plane made its long trip back
to its base one crewman wrote to his son and this is basically what he said.

This isnít meant to read until your older but now one single plane can destroy
and devastate a whole city. A journalist said that Truman never actually said
yes to drop the bomb. He described it as a little boy on a toboggan. He never
was really given a chance to say yes. But he never uttered the words no donít
do it. Basically what he was trying to say was that Roosevelt and the people
that knew about it before Truman were already making the decision. Many people
ask if Japan was properly warned. People say that if Japan knew that the U.S
would drop such a devastating bomb they would have surrendered right then and
there. But they say if the U.S had to drop the bomb they should have done it in
a less populated area that would have just shown the enormous power of the bomb.

I think that the bomb was the right thing to do. Maybe it shouldnít have been
dropped on such a populated area but you canít second-guess what they did.

They had to get this war over. This isnít the first war that civilians have
been killed in war. A lot of people who say that the bomb was the wrong thing to
do doesnít think of what the Japanese did to the U.S. They killed and sunk
many ships in their air raid in Pearl Harbor. I think that the Japanese deserved
some warning. After all the Japanese did give warning of the Pearl Harbor
attack. It was probably the right thing to do at the time. After the bomb was
dropped and all the devastation was seen I think that everyone that was a part
of building or the decision to make the bomb felt extremely bad. I donít think
anyone realized the true devastation of this bomb.