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The Dropping of the Atomic Bomb The Allies had won the war in Europe against Hitler but the war continued in the Pacific against Japan After many American victories in the Pacific the Japanese would not surrender this lead America to develop a new weapon of destruction Albert Einstein suggested the idea of an atomic bomb to President Roosevelt A scientist named Oppenheimer led the Manhattan project or the development of the atomic bomb America made many warnings of the destruction of the atomic bomb and Japanese would not accept these warnings so President Harry Truman decided to unleash Little Boy Little Boy was the name of the first Atomic bomb which was dropped by a B29 bomber called he Enola Gay on August 6 1945 This bomb killed approximately 80000 people in the city of Hiroshima A second smaller bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki on August 9 1945 which finally brought the Japanese surrender Victory on Japan or VJ day came on September 21945 when the Japanese signed the conditional surrender on the USS Missouri The dropping the Atomic Bomb was not a justified way of making the Japanese surrender because thousands of innocent civilians lost their lives People rushing to work and children playing in the streets were instantly killed when the atomic bomb hit Hiroshima Was the loss of life justified The power of the atomic bomb was great enough to show not to use on innocent lives The alternatives seemed out of reach when the decision was made to drop the atomic bomb The Japanese culture is honorable and disciplined people thought dying for your country was honorable The Americans not only killed the soldiers but innocent people under a dictatorship form government The people did what they where told and if they would have seen the destructive power of the atomic bomb they might have surrendered peacefully This will never be known because the atomic bomb
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