Atomic Bomb

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Donneida Thomas
December 12, 2013
Physics pd. 11

Bombing of Innocent Civilians
The former president, Harry Truman had to make one of the most crucial decisions of his life. On August 6, 1945 during World War II, he decided to drop the atomic bomb on two cities in Japan. The first bomb that dropped on Hiroshima was nicknamed “Little Boy”. The explosion wiped out 90 percent of the Hiroshima and immediately killed an estimation of 80,000 people; thousands more people would later die of radiation exposure. Three days later, a second bomb dropped another on the city of Nagasaki, it is estimated to have killed about 40,000 people. Although the bomb that was dropped on the city of Nagasaki was said to be more powerful than the first one, the terrain prevented them from more damages. Japan's Emperor Hirohito announced a surrender from the war on August 15, addressed on the radio. The two cities were ultimately chosen to be target because they were untouched during the war. Harry Truman’s decision is both unjustifiable and immoral.

Albert Einstein created the equation E=mc2, which means energy equals mass times the speed of light squared. Leo Szilard wanted Einstein to create a letter to the president, Franklin Roosevelt because he knew that he would it would get the presidents attention. They soon began to create a bomb to protect themselves from Germany. But as the time went passed, Germany did not threat the country and there was a new president named Harry Truman. Then there were threats and the bombing of Pearl Harbor initiated America to participate in World War II. They decided to use the atomic bomb that they were working on years ago and use them on cites in Japan.

The bombings resulted in thousands of civilians lives lost. It caused severe injuries for those that survived the horrible and indescribable bombing of their city. Later, after the bombings occurred even though some people survived, they were exposed to the radiation fo the bomb, The...
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