The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb
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Vocabulary

Vocabulary | The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb | Scoop.it
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1) Catastrophe: an event causing great and often sudden damage or suffering; a disaster.

 This room is a catastrophe!


2) Disarmament: the reduction or withdrawal of military forces and weapons.

 The military had to be disarmament.


3) Non-Proliferation:  the prevention of an increase or spread of something.

 To stop the increasing spread of nuclear weapons, non-proliferation was created.


4) Phenomenon : a fact or situation that is observed to exist or happen.

 The dropping of the atomic bombs were a phenomenon.


5) Incendiary:  designed to cause fires.

The bomb was incendiary.


6) Megaton: A unit of explosive power chiefly used for nuclear weapons.

The atomic bomb blasted at 4 megatons.


7) Profoundly: ; extremely.

She is profoundly upset with the puppy peeing on the carpet.


8) Obliterate: ; wipe out.

Sal obliterated the super sundae he ordered.


9) Devastating: highly destructive or damaging.

The thirteen car pile up was devastating.


10) Ascertain: ; make sure of.

I had to made ascertain I got this project completely done before turning it in to Mr. Cushenberry-Andrews. 

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Who holds the world's nuclear warheads? Get the full list by country

Who holds the world's nuclear warheads? Get the full list by country | The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb | Scoop.it
The cold war is long over, but there are still over 7,000 nuclear warheads deployed globally. How is the world's nuclear arsenal distributed? Get the data
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Well, since North Korea lunched a satilite into space it has shaken up countries around the world. Now that NK can do this it is feared that they will be launching 'nukes'. It is so feared that on the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, they have changed the clock. It now reads 5 minutes 'til midnight. Could this mean another bomb being dropped? You be the judge.

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Eyewitness Account of Hiroshima | The Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki | Historical Documents | atomicarchive.com

Eyewitness Account of Hiroshima | The Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki | Historical Documents | atomicarchive.com | The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb | Scoop.it
Eyewitness Account of the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima by Father John A. Siemes, professor of modern philosophy at Tokyo's Catholic University
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An eyewitness has given his or her account on what was happening on their day, before and after the Atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. It seemed to be a typical day, they were in church. Next a bright yellow light was seen at the bottom of the valley followed by a heat wave. Doors were imploded, windows shattered, people injured and houses and buildings blown down.

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The Manhattan Project: Primary Sources - LiveBinder

First-hand evidence and testimony by witnesses or recorders of the development and implementation of the first atomic bombs.
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Something you may not have known is that Albert Einstein was involved with the Manhattan Project! He did not have a major part in the project. Einstien wrote a letter to President Roosevelt expressing that he did not believe in the making of weapons but Nazi Germany should not get access to Belgium's uranium. However the letter did not reach the president, so Nazi Germany got control of the uranium. Thus, beginning World War II.

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Bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki | The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb | Scoop.it
Explore the history behind the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Get the facts on the Manhattan Project, the development of the atomic bomb and more.
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The Manhattan Project built "Fat Man" and "Little Boy". Japan still refused to surrender even with The dropping of "Fat Man." This caused Emperor Hirohito to surrender to the United States because of the many deaths of Japanese civilians.

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Informative & Reflective Writing

Informative & Reflective Writing | The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb | Scoop.it
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    As you can see my topic was over President Truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb. This was significant because first, It was the first time anyone in the world had seen atomic power used. Second, it made the United States of America a threat to the rest of the world. My last reason on why this topic is important because, it stopped the war between Japan and the United States. Although it caused great devastation. During 1945, World War II was happening in Europe, East Asia, and some Pacific Islands. At first The U.S. remained neutral during the war. That was until Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, a Hawaiian Island. This attack sparked a ferocious fire in America!

 

  After America dropped not one, but TWO atomic bombs on Japan, their Emperor surrendered. Now don't get me wrong, I am glad the fight between and the U.S. was ended. But I feel Japan should not have attacked first. America is also very wrong for using atomic power. Thousands of innocent people lost their lives on both islands. Both countries should have thought of different ways to go about this situation.

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US nearly detonated atomic bomb over North Carolina – secret document

US nearly detonated atomic bomb over North Carolina – secret document | The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Journalist uses Freedom of Information Act to disclose 1961 accident in which one switch averted catastrophe
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53-years ago an atomic bomb almost blew up over Goldsboro, North Carolina. No, the bomb did not come from an enemy country. It was from a U.S. Navy Air Force B-52.. The force of the bomb would have been 260 times the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. But this mishap happened on accident. This could have been a major catastrophe for America!

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WGBH American Experience . Truman | PBS

WGBH American Experience . Truman | PBS | The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb | Scoop.it
Primary Resources: Announcing the Bombing of Hiroshima
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T'was a race between the United States and Germany to harness atomic power. Germans were working feverishly to obtain it, but American and British scientists beat them to it. Once America gained atomic power Japan was given an ultimatum. The Japanese turned it down. This refusal gave America the 'Okay' to unleash the atomic power they had.

 

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The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki | The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb | Scoop.it
On August 6, 1945, the United States used its massive, atomic weapon against Hiroshima, Japan. This atomic bomb, the equivalent of 20,000 tons of TNT, flattened the city, killing tens of thousands of civilians.
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(There is 2 parts) Hiroshima and Nagaski were two of four places chosen to be bombed. Only because they had been untouched by the war. Although some survivors were able to live and tell the stories others could not, they died with in five years from exposure to high radiation. There is also accounts given from survivors located on here. page one and two.

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The Decision to Drop the Bomb [ushistory.org]

The Decision to Drop the Bomb [ushistory.org] | The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb | Scoop.it
The Decision to Drop the Bomb
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America has been at war with Japan for four years. The soldiers are getting tired, there was an allied demand for an unconstitutional surrender. It was said that the Japanese rejected the request. Thus led to more fighting and President Truman's decision to drop the Atomic Bomb.

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