The dropping of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 was a very
devastating period in time.It changed many lives of civilians and families.All though
many people died and suffered because of the bomb, I believe that it was necessary.In
other word I am considered to be "PRO" about the whole incident.
What started the war was the fact that the Japanese bombed pearl harbor on
December 7, 1941, it had been a surprise attack on the major U.S base.That basically set
the United States off and they decided to counter attacked by using an atomic bomb on
the city of Hiroshima.The bomb wiped out 68 % of the whole city and 60,000 to 70,000
people were killed or reported missing after the bomb had dropped.The bomb had been
very expensive to construct and took 200,000 people to help construct it, in result of all
this, many people had been losing jobs.The bomb itself cost 5 billion dollars, so the U.S
was definitely worked up to try it out.Another reason why they used it was that they
didn't want the Japanese to think that they were not going to use the bomb, and not going
to get back at them for destroying Pearl Harbor.
What had been quoted by Harry S. Truman that also led to me being Pro was that
he said, "The world will note that thefirst atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, a
military base.We won the race of discovery against the Germans.We have used it in
order to shorten the agony of war in order to save the lives of thousands and thousands of
young Americans.We shall continue to use it until we completely defeat japans power to
make war." Basically all it meant was that if we never dropped the bomb thousands and
thousands more people would have died on both sides of the war, it had been dropped to
save lives and to make the war much shorter, which it did.
All though many believed in the bomb being dropped such as myself, many

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