Why was the atomic bomb
When was it used?
TEST TUESDAY- REVIEW
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?
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?
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
What to do with this weapon?
A meeting with Interim Committee.
1. nothing less than dropping bomb on
city would get the Japanese to
2. Japanese might shoot down the
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?
* 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:
August 6th- Little Boy-
Hiroshima=important military center.
August 9th- Fat Man- Nagasaki=civilian city
Devastation ends the war
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
Was the use of the atomic bomb on
How had the creation affected the
world long term?
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DUE TUESDAY; WWII TEST TUESDAY
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