Essay On The Atomic Bomb Dbq

Since the end of World War two there have been debates about whether or not the U.S. should have dropped the atomic bomb or not. Many people argue that America had already won the war and that the bombs were uncalled for, but is this true (Doc K)? The U.S. made the right decision in dropping the atomic bomb because it led America to a victory, it ended the war quickly, and it saved more lives then it took.
During the final stages of the war Germany had surrendered and the U.S. was on their way to victory; however, Japan, a major enemy at the time, would not settle for surrendering and continued to fight back. From the beginning it was clear that Japan would do anything in their power to win the war, so they would be seen as superior. This was learned first handedly by the U.S. after Japanese air crafts invaded Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, sinking eighteen ships, killing 2,403 Americans, and wounding 1,178 Americans. This attack on the U.S. was a significant…

If we did not drop the bomb Japan would have not surrendered and more tragic incidents would occur, causing more deaths than with the atomic bomb. Tibbets purpose for his writing was spread his idea, so that Americans would know the U.S. did the right thing. The dropping of the atomic bomb saved America from Japan’s continuous attacks and setbacks.
The dropping of the atomic bomb was a risky decision that had two very different outcomes. This relates back to when America had the decision during World War 1 to take control of foreign countries, but did not know how they would react. Many people often argue that the dropping of the atomic bomb led to the cold war because America’s atomic monopoly might have gave them an advantage with the soviets. By America taking a risk in dropping the atomic bomb they defeat their enemy, won the war quickly, and saved…