Running head: Project 21Project 2: Research Plan and Introduction Anna TylerSouthern New Hampshire University
Running Head2Research Plan Research Question: What effects did the atomic bomb have on the citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in regard to physiology and how did it change our understanding of radiation? Secondary Sources: Source 1: Malloy, S. L. (2012). ‘A very pleasant way to die’: Radiation effects and the decision to use the atomic bomb against Japan. Diplomatic History, 36(3), 515–545. Retrieved from ?direct=true&AuthType=cookie,ip,url,cpid&custid=shapiro&db=a9h&AN=74547716&site=ehost-live&scope=site Source 2: Frisch, D. H. (1970). Scientists and the decision to bomb Japan. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 26(6), 107–115. Retrieved from ?direct=true&AuthType=cookie,ip,url,cpid&custid=shapiro&db=ahl&AN=21569493&site=ehost-live&scope=siteHistorical Context: The second world war is coming to an end and America wants the ultimate surrender of Japan. Japan refuses and in response, American government decides to use nuclear weapons to help bring an end to the war completely. However, those who played key roles were not ready to face the consequences of their actions. Those in higher up positions, such as the President, understood the weapon to be might but had no idea just how deadly it would be.