ATOMIC BOMB DOCUMENTSDoc X – Atomic Bomb Essay Notes WorksheetDoc A – Kevin Lee’s Guide to Historical FiguresDoc B - Bill ...
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ATOMIC BOMB ESSAY NOTES                       Assign #7 Initial Opinion: Was the dropping of the atomic bomb justifiable? ...
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ATOMIC BOMB ESSAY NOTES                       Assign #7 Initial Opinion: Was the dropping of the atomic bomb justifiable? ...
WWII Essay TopicWas the dropping of theatomic bomb justifiable? Why or why not?          Back
FOR BOMB                                     AGAINST BOMBA)Truman                                 A) Einstein      Preside...
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JAPANESE SURRENDER & BOMB SURVIVORS               Back
FOR BOMB                     Reasoning                 AGAINST BOMB            Backa) End the war                         ...
USE IT NOW                             STOP ENOLA GAY1) The war was literally costing millions of       1) Countless civil...
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FOR BOMB                                 AGAINST BOMBA)Truman                            A) Einstein      President       ...
Atomic Bomb Fact GatheringName and background     Main Point       Based on what info?   Agree or disagree?1)_____________...
Atomic Bomb Fact GatheringName and background     Main Point       Based on what info?   Agree or disagree?6)_____________...
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WWII 7 Pacific Bomb Fact

  1. 1. ATOMIC BOMB DOCUMENTSDoc X – Atomic Bomb Essay Notes WorksheetDoc A – Kevin Lee’s Guide to Historical FiguresDoc B - Bill Dietrich Pros & Cons of Using the Atomic BombDoc C – Was the Atomic Bomb Necessary?Doc D – Issue 13: Was It Necessary to Drop the Atomic Bomb to End WWII?Doc E - The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb by Henry StimsonDoc F - US Strategic Bombing Survey, Summary ReportDoc G – Yamaoka Michiko, Eight Hundred Meters from the Hypocenter Essay Grading Rubric Back
  2. 2. ATOMIC BOMB WORKSHEET Back
  3. 3. ATOMIC BOMB ESSAY NOTES Assign #7 Initial Opinion: Was the dropping of the atomic bomb justifiable? Why or why not? Basic Reasoning of HISTORICAL FIGURES FOR AGAINSTA) A)B) B)C) C)D) D)E) E)F) F)G) G)H) H)I) I)J) J) REASONING FOR AGAINSTA) A)B) B)C) C)D) D)E) E)F) F)G) G)H) H) Back
  4. 4. Your Main Points Assign #7 Your Favorite Points Associated People Why is it a good point?1) 1)2) 2)3) 3) Counter Arguments What Counter Point can be made Associated People How would you argue against it? against your points?1) 1)2) 2)3) 3) Final Opinion: Was the US use of the atomic bomb justifiable?
  5. 5. ATOMIC BOMB ESSAY NOTES Assign #7 Initial Opinion: Was the dropping of the atomic bomb justifiable? Why or why not? HISTORICAL FIGURES FOR AGAINSTA) A)B) B)C) C)D) D)E) E)F) F)G) G)H) H)I) I)J) J) REASONING FOR AGAINSTA) A)B) B)C) C)D) D)E) E)F) F)G) G)H) H) Back
  6. 6. WWII Essay TopicWas the dropping of theatomic bomb justifiable? Why or why not? Back
  7. 7. FOR BOMB AGAINST BOMBA)Truman A) Einstein President after FDR dies Wrote Letter to President; geniusB) General Groves B) Eisenhower Head of Manhattan Project Supreme Allied Commander in EuropeC) Oppenheimer C) Adm. Leahy Father of Atomic Bomb Chief of Staff to Truman and FDRD) Stimson D) Szilard Secretary of War Physicist aided discovery of a-bombE) Marshall * E) Teller U.S Army Chief of Staff Created H-BombF) Churchill F) General MacArthur* UK Prime Minister Commander of US Pacific ForcesG) General MacArthur * G) Hersey Commander of US Pacific Forces Author- wrote about survivorsH) Byrnes H) Rotblat Sec of State & Advisor to Truman Worked on Manhattan ProjectI) Luis Alvarez I) Marshall* Nobel Prize for Plutonium bomb, Head of US Military under FDR Worked on Manhattan Project J) General Arnold Aviation Tech (blockade)K) Admiral E. King Naval Commander, (blockade) Each One’s Basic Reasoning Back Back
  8. 8. AGAINST vs FOR Back
  9. 9. JAPANESE SURRENDER & BOMB SURVIVORS Back
  10. 10. FOR BOMB Reasoning AGAINST BOMB Backa) End the war a) Civilian deathsb) Save lives of American soldiers b) Aftereffects (radiation, Hibakusha)c) No more deficit spending on costly war c) Unethical / Immorald) Use it before Russia enters war d) Unimaginable destructione) Japanese civilians were being armed to fight e) Alternatives Available until bitter end. - Demonstrationf) Samurai Tradition- Willing to fight until the - Blockade end f) Japanese were going to surrenderg) Complete devotion to divine emperor g) Politicians want to use it to intimidateh) Revenge for Pearl Harbor & Bataan Death USSR, military does NOT want to March use it.i) One big bomb is “cleaner”, faster and more h) Revenge on civilians is wrong. efficient than firebombing. Dropping bomb puts US on moralj) Few critiqued firebombing. What is low ground (same as Nazi atrocities) difference between the bomb and i) Japan was ready to call it quits firebombing? j) Japan was NO threat to US by the endk) Demonstrates US power k) Nagasaki was definitely wrongl) ) Too risky for demo (only 2 bombs) l) Bomb used to justify $2 billion budgetm) Convinced the world not to use it again m) Political decision, not military n) Better to firebomb then be the 1st nation to use the bomb More Reasons For Basic Reasoning of Historical Figures More Reasons Against
  11. 11. USE IT NOW STOP ENOLA GAY1) The war was literally costing millions of 1) Countless civilian deaths would occur. dollars per day. 2) Japan was ‘ready to surrender’2) The invasion force would include over 5 3) Blockade would choke off the million coalition troops; casualty estimates resistance were 30-40%+ 4) Were discussing terms to a surrender3) Projected Civilian deaths in invasion with USSR. numbered in the millions 5) Aftereffects of the bomb: radiation,4) The Soviet Union was supposedly building mutations, emotional distress. a bomb also. 6) Ethical, moral concerns5) Too much economic and social pressure to prolong the war 7) Japan had no more resources to fight the Allies6) Estimated Invasion ‘time’ was 2-4 years of active combat. Back
  12. 12. S = Scientist P = Politicians M = Military W = Writer Primary Source Documents Back This is a TOC of 18 primary source documents. Each document will be completely available in class.# Name Background For or Against Reasoning1 Leo Szilard S Against Wrote a petition signed by 69 Scientist of the Manhattan Project asking Truman not to use the bomb2 Henry Stimson P For Japanese always fight to the end & have a 5 million man army in Japan3 Edward Teller S Against Regrets not signing and passing on petition; proposed a demonstration in sky4 Combined Intelligence M Against British & American military experts claim Japan was about to surrender Committee5 Albert Einstein S Against Pacifist once weapon is used, it will be used again6 Oppenheimer S For Bomb is good because it will prevent wars in the future.7 Luis Alvarez S For Ended the war quickly and lessened the risk of WWIII8 Gen. Eisenhower M Against Did NOT want US to be 1st to use this ‘barbaric’ weapon9 Gen. Groves M For True bomb was NOT needed to win war, but needed to save American lives Criminal to have bomb and NOT use it to end war quickly10 Admiral Leahy (Same as 15) M Against Morally wrong to use; Blockade was working and Japan was about to quit11 Harry Truman M For Drop bomb = no regret; Many American soldiers would die during invasion12 Sec of State Byrnes P For Concern about Russia and bomb use would make Russia more manageable13 Gen. Marshall M Both 1st Invasion (63,000 casualties) then changed to Bomb (1 million casualties)14 Gen. MacArthur M Both Invasion; was NOT consulted about bomb15 Admiral Leahy M Against Japanese were already defeated; Other alternatives – air and sea blockades16 Admiral King M Against Naval blockade. Invasion or A-bomb is misleading. Neither was needed17 Gen. Arnold M Against Air Force Commander; No bomb needed. Japan was going to surrender18 John Hersey W Back Book Hiroshima interviewed 6 A-bomb survivors
  13. 13. Essay Grading Rubric Back
  14. 14. FOR BOMB AGAINST BOMBA)Truman A) Einstein President Wrote Letter to President; geniusB) General Groves B) Eisenhower Head of Manhattan Project Supreme Allied CommanderC) Oppenheimer C) Adm. Leahy Father of Atomic Bomb Chief of Staff to Truman and FDRD) Stimson D) Szilard Secretary of War Physicist aided discovery of a-bombE) Marshall E) Teller U.S Army Chief of Staff Discovered H-BombF) Churchill F) General MacArthur* UK Prime Minister Commander of US Forces…G) General MacArthur G) Hersey Commander of US Forces in the Author- wrote about survivors Pacific H) RotblatH) Byrnes Worked on Manhattan Project Advisor to Truman I) Marshall*I) Luis Alvarez Chief of Staff under FDR Nobel Prize for Plutonium bomb, J) General Arnold Worked on Manhattan Project Aviation Tech (blockade)K) Admiral E. King Naval Commander, (blockade) Back
  15. 15. Atomic Bomb Fact GatheringName and background Main Point Based on what info? Agree or disagree?1)________________ AGAINST or FAVOR2)________________ AGAINST or FAVOR3)________________ AGAINST or FAVOR4)________________ AGAINST or FAVOR5)________________ AGAINST or FAVOR
  16. 16. Atomic Bomb Fact GatheringName and background Main Point Based on what info? Agree or disagree?6)________________ AGAINST or FAVOR7)________________ AGAINST or FAVOR8)________________ AGAINST or FAVOR9)________________ AGAINST or FAVOR10)_______________ AGAINST or FAVOR
  17. 17. S = ScientistP = Politicians M = Military W = Writer Primary Source Documents Back This is a TOC of 18 primary source documents. Each document will be completely available in class. # Name Background For or Against Reasoning 1 Leo Szilard S Against Wrote a petition signed by 69 Scientist of the Manhattan Project asking Truman not to use the bomb 2 Henry Stimson P For Japanese always fight to the end & have a 5 million man army in Japan 3 Edward Teller S Against Regrets not signing and passing on petition; proposed a demonstration in sky 4 Combined Intelligence M Against British & American military experts claim Japan was about to surrender Committee 5 Albert Einstein S Against Pacifist once weapon is used, it will be used again 6 Oppenheimer S For Bomb is good because it will prevent wars in the future. 7 Luis Alvarez S For Ended the war quickly and lessened the risk of WWIII 8 Gen. Eisenhower M Against Did NOT want US to be 1st to use this ‘barbaric’ weapon 9 Gen. Groves M For True bomb was NOT needed to win war, but needed to save American lives Criminal to have bomb and NOT use it to end war quickly 10 Admiral Leahy (Same as 15) M Against Morally wrong to use; Blockade was working and Japan was about to quit 11 Harry Truman M For Drop bomb = no regret; Many American soldiers would die during invasion 12 Sec of State Byrnes P For Concern about Russia and bomb use would make Russia more manageable 13 Gen. Marshall M Both 1st Invasion (63,000 casualties) then changed to Bomb (1 million casualties) 14 Gen. MacArthur M Both Invasion; was NOT consulted about bomb 15 Admiral Leahy M Against Japanese were already defeated; Other alternatives – air and sea blockades 16 Admiral King M Against Naval blockade. Invasion or A-bomb is misleading. Neither was needed 17 Gen. Arnold M Against Air Force Commander; No bomb needed. Japan was going to surrender 18 John Hersey W Book Hiroshima interviewed 6 A-bomb survivors
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