Arguments for and against the use of the atomic bomb against Japan
After reading the assigned textbook chapters, read the below primary sources about the development and use of the atomic bomb in World War II. After reading the below sources, please write a 500-word MLA style essay based on the following questions: What were the arguments for and against the use of the atomic bomb against Japan? How was the atomic bomb considered a different sort of weapon by U.S. officials and what kinds of considerations were made before it was first utilized in war? What alternatives to the atomic bomb were proposed for forcing the Japanese to surrender? Why did Truman ultimately decide to use the bomb and how did he rationalize this decision? What were the experiences of Hiroshima’s citizens in the immediate aftermath of the bombing? After considering both sides of the debate, do you think the US was justified in dropping the atomic bombs on Japan? Unit 4 Assignment 1 – Atomic Bomb.pdf Leo Szilard’s Petition to the President (1945) Guidelines Essay assignments should conform to MLA format and cite the associated reading/resource. Use a 12-point font. Use double spacing, so there is room for me to write comments. Include your last name in the filename (example: Unit-1 AS1 Smith.) It should be a Word (.doc or .docx) format file.