13 Replies Latest reply: Mar 20, 2013 12:48 PM by jamiehundley RSS

Bomb Drop:  Yes or No?

mariemccoy Expert
Currently Being Moderated

Do you think the US was justified in dropping atomic bombs on Japan?  Justify your answer with specific examples.

  • Re: Bomb Drop:  Yes or No?
    aaronlucas New User
    Currently Being Moderated

    Yes, the United State had the right to bomb Japan because they had previously bombed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. 

  • Re: Bomb Drop:  Yes or No?
    alisonbooth New User
    Currently Being Moderated

    Yes, droping the atomic bomb was the right thing to do for the United States at that time. We gave them a warning about what would happen if they did not surrender. Japan showed America that they were to proud and honorable to surrender and they paid the consequences.

  • Re: Bomb Drop:  Yes or No?
    johnmuncy6 New User
    Currently Being Moderated

    I believe that the U.S. did indeed have the right to bomb Japan. The Japanese were hard-headed and so stubborn, as we had asked them nicely to surrender before, twice. Had they agreed, then we would not have right to drop the bomb on them. However, their denial led to us forcing them to give up in the most gruesome way possible, breaking their spirit to fight back.

  • Re: Bomb Drop:  Yes or No?
    sfnewso2@access.k12.wv.us New User
    Currently Being Moderated

    I think that we was justified in bombing Japan because they bombed us first to get us started in WWII. So in my opinion they were asking for it. You miss with the bull, you get the horns.

  • Re: Bomb Drop:  Yes or No?
    hayden_20 New User
    Currently Being Moderated

    Yes it was right to drop the bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, because without dropping the bombs on Japan they would have never gave up and surrendered the war, so the dropping of bombs told Japan hey we can control and take over your country if we want. Also it was right because it was getting Japan back for bombing Pearl Harbour.

  • Re: Bomb Drop:  Yes or No?
    Kyle Newsome New User
    Currently Being Moderated

    Yes I believe America had the right to bomb Japan. They were warned twice about what would happen to them if they didnt surrender. Japan was hard headed and they paid the price! It was their own fault!

  • Re: Bomb Drop:  Yes or No?
    alicen21 New User
    Currently Being Moderated

    The United States was justified in dropping the atomic bomb in Japan. The reasoning I believe it is justified because Japan had bombed the United States at Pearl Harbor.  Even though it caused a lot of damage Japan knew what was going to happen if they did not give up. Japan also caused a lot of damage to the United States. The United States keep their word and dropped the bomb.

  • Re: Bomb Drop:  Yes or No?
    treyspaulding New User
    Currently Being Moderated

    I believe that the US was justified in the bombing because Japan had bombed Pearl Harbor prior to this. We had done nothing to anger them except for cutting off trade with them. Dropping atomic bombs on Japan saved money instead of planning an all out attack which would cost us thousands of dollars. The dropping of bombs also crippled the japanese and kept them from attacking, ending the war.

  • Re: Bomb Drop:  Yes or No?
    mikeyhodge New User
    Currently Being Moderated

    I believe that the U.S was not justified even though Japans actions were horrific and brutal, abomination of any nation is wrong and the bombings of Hiroshima were no different. It caused much death and strife. Along with the fact that the Japanese were already pretty much defenseless and had many defeats under their belt. We were basically kicking them while they were down. They not only killed soldiers but innocent children and woman as well. 

  • Re: Bomb Drop:  Yes or No?
    savannahbrewer3 New User
    Currently Being Moderated

    I believe the atomic bomb drop on Japan was not justified. The fact that the U.S dropped two atomic bombs , not one, and destroyed 3/4 of all of Japan is the reason. Even though Japan bombed Pear Harbor, HI does not mean that dropping two bombs was justified. It would have been fair only to drop one, but two was a bit unfair. They did have the right to bomb Japan twice.

  • Re: Bomb Drop:  Yes or No?
    dwaynemarcump261 New User
    Currently Being Moderated

    Yes I believe the US was right in dropping the bombs on Japan. It was the only way to end the war with Japan because due to earlier battles the Japanese proved that they would never surrender even with death being the outcome of not surrendering. We left many warnings to empty the cities or surrender many days before the bombing and the Japanese did not do either so the did pay the consequences for their pride.

  • Re: Bomb Drop:  Yes or No?
    adreanav New User
    Currently Being Moderated

    Yes, .I believe they justified what they did after the attacks on Pearl Harbor to scare the Japanese and the world so they would fear the Atomic Bomb. They were warned twice about what would happen.

  • Re: Bomb Drop:  Yes or No?
    jamiehundley New User
    Currently Being Moderated

    I think the United States had a right to bomb Japan because I believe that Japan wanted to control as many places as they can and that America was scared, especially after Pearl Harbor, so to regain control they bombed them back.

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...