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PROJECT 3 MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION: ATOMIC BOMB SARAH KIMBERLIN
HISTORICAL LENSES AND HISTORY’S VALUEPolitical and military lenses are prominent during WWII. Each side had a view on how things should be run, who is in power etc. The military had to get involved because of those views. There will always be a fight for power. Between people, countries and those who feel they know best and as a result, as the picture to the left says, there will always be a need for people to step up and fight each other. All we can do as a species is learn from our past and try not to repeat them. The picture to the right speaks to me, not necessarily as a German trying to keep Germany from being “encircled”, but because, like all others in power, all they want is what they can’t have and in this picture, I see them wanting the world. “World War II.” History of Political Cartoons, historyofpoliticalcartoons.weebly.com/world-war-ii.html.
SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCESWHEN TRUMAN DECIDED TO DROP THE ATOMIC BOMB IN TWO CITIES IN 1945, DID HE FEEL THERE WERE NO OTHER OPTIONS TO STOPPING THE WAR? WAS SUCH A DRASTIC MEASURE NEEDED OR DID HE POSSIBLY NOT HAVE ALL OF THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE TO HIM TO MAKE AN EDUCATED DECISION? WE MAY NEVER KNOW, BUT AS THE PICTURE SUGGESTS, HE WAS AT LEAST CONTENT WITH THE OUTCOME. Giangreco, D. M. (n.d.). President Truman and the Atom Bomb Decision: "Preventing an Okinawa from One End of Japan to Another". Retrieved from
THREE HISTORICAL LENSES: MILITARYSOCIAL/ECONOMYPOLITICAL/GOVERNMENTTexas Gateway. (n.d.). Retrieved from -us-economy-and-society
MILITARY LENS•MILITARY – “ON DECEMBER 7, 1941, THE U.S. WAS THRUST INTO WORLD WAR II WHEN JAPAN LAUNCHED A SURPRISE ATTACK ON THE AMERICAN NAVAL FLEET AT PEARL HARBOR. THE FOLLOWING DAY, AMERICA AND GREAT BRITAIN DECLARED WAR ON JAPAN. ON DECEMBER 10, GERMANY AND ITALY DECLARED WAR ON THE U.S”. AS YOU CAN SEE, A LOT OF LIVES WERE LOST BETWEEN 1939 AND 1945. WAS THIS A NECESSARY LOSS? “The U.S. Home Front During WWII” (12/16/18). Retrieved from Research Starters: US Military by the Numbers. (n.d.). Retrieved from -starters-us-military-numbers