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					            Do Now:
 Why  was the atomic bomb
  created?
 When was it used?

HOMEWORK:  WWII
 TEST TUESDAY- REVIEW
 DUE TUESDAY
ATOMIC BOMB
Roosevelt passes away; Truman
     takes the Presidency
          Battle of Okinawa
 Okinawa= Japan’s last defensive post.
 Why was Okinawa a significant island in
  the war in the Pacific?
          Manhattan Project
 War Secret
 Making of Atomic Bomb.
 This could change the face of the war.
 What effect might this have on the world
  at that time and in the future?
              2 offices:
 1 Builds the chemical base.
 2 headed by J. Robert Oppenheimer to
  build the actual bomb.
 Bomb was tested at Alamogordo, New
  Mexico July 16, 1945.
 “The bomb not only worked, but it was
  more powerful than most had dared
  hope.”
    What to do with this weapon?
 A meeting with Interim Committee.
 Several concerns:
    1. nothing less than dropping bomb on
     city would get the Japanese to
     surrender.
    2. Japanese might shoot down the
     plane.
    3. the bombs affects were questioned.
   The committee thought that it should be
    dropped on Japan and with no warning.
 What were the main arguments for
  and against dropping the atomic
 bomb on Japanese cities in 1945?

For:                    Against:
* Need to justify the   * It might have
price.                  devastating affects
* Powerful advantage    on the world.
over the Soviets.
       Truman drops the bomb.
   2 atomic bombs are dropped:
     Hiroshima
     Nagasaki

 August 6th- Little Boy-
  Hiroshima=important military center.
 August 9th- Fat Man- Nagasaki=civilian city
     Devastation ends the war
 Japan surrendered.
 September 2nd a formal surrender
  ceremony was held.
  “The skies no longer rain death- the seas
  bear only commerce-men everywhere
  walk upright in the sunlight. The entire
  world is quietly at peace.”
  Do Now: (you wrote down these
 questions yesterday, answer them
              today)
 Was  the use of the atomic bomb on
  Japan justified?
 How had the creation affected the
  world long term?

 HOMEWORK: WORK ON REVIEW-
 DUE TUESDAY; WWII TEST TUESDAY
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