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Research Portfolio: Conduct and Analyze Research Nasra A. Event: The dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Using the top 3 sources for my notes, using them all would be extremely repetitive. The information in certain sources differ from the rest, keep that in mind ** Source #1:●“Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, 13.❏The U.S were responsible for the atomic bomb dropping over the Japanese citiesof Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The bombings took place after one another in the August of 1945. ❏August 6th 1945 → first bomb dropped on the city of Hiroshima ❏The atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima had the ability to completely destroy it, itcontained a force of 12,500 tons of TNT. The city was there, and a second later it was in ruins, that’s how strong the force was. ❏An estimation of 140,000 people were killed in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.❏Those people who were killed the day of the bombing were instantly killed or dieddue to injury which includes the radiation poisoning that some suffered after the blast. ❏August 9th → second bomb dropped on the city of Nagasaki. ❏An estimation of 80,000 people were killed in the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. ❏A total of about 210,000 people died in both atomic bombings. ❏Not more than a week later, the Soviet Union had decided to declare war on Japan.❏Japanese government → signed unconditional surrender ending World War II. ❏Atomic/ Nuclear weapons only then began to developed which lead into the Cold War. ❏President Harry S. Truman → the “leader” who commanded the United States to drop the atomic bombs on both of the Japanese cities. ❏Earlier that year, in the month of July the first nuclear bomb was tested. The impact of this nuclear bomb was extremely powerful. (For example, house windows more than fifty miles away were shattered.)❏President Truman constructed a team to help him decide whether it was a good idea to use the bomb against Japan. The members of the committee were all in favor of dropping the atomic bomb on the cities of Japan. ❏Truman explains that “it’s easier to justify the atomic bombings of these cities than it is to justify staying part of an ongoing war.” ❏The atomic bomb droppings were seen as a magical solution in the moment. ❏Department of Energy’s history of the Manhattan Project❏70,000 people were killed in initial blast, while about another 70,000 more died from radiation exposure. ❏5 year death total → possibly reached 200,000+ due to long term
effects.❏The reasoning behind the atomic bombings of Japan was because the United States had felt “like they were shot in the back” after the Pearl Harbor attack which was from Japan. The dropping of the atomic bombs was simply an act in retaliation.