"Within four months, we shall in all probability have completed the most terrible weapon in human history, one bomb that can destroy a whole city!" The quote was referring to the creation of the atomic bomb. It was secretly being built in laboratories in New York, Chicago, Berkly, huge plants on the west coast, and in Oakridge, Tennessee. They were preparing critical parts of the bomb which would be put together in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Toward the end of WWII, president Harry S. Truman had to decide wether to drop the bomb on Japan. If he did, it would save Americans, and probably end the war. However, it would kill a lot of innocent Japanese. If he did not drop it, it would mean the American soldiers would go into battle with the Japanese soldiers. Then, both Japanese and Americans would have about the same amount dead.
As most of you know, President Truman dropped the bomb on Hiroshima, and Nagasaki, Japan, trying to end the war. Hundreds of thousands of innocent Japanese were killed, but did Truman make the right choice? What would you have decided?
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