Harry s truman the atomic bomb
Sponsored Links
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
1 / 28

Harry S. Truman & The Atomic Bomb PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 110 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

Harry S. Truman & The Atomic Bomb. Power point created by Robert Martinez Primary Content Source: Speaking of History: Vol. II, by Laura Belmonte. http://www.danzfamily.com/archives/blogphotos/06/393-tibbets-enola-gay.jpg.

Download Presentation

Harry S. Truman & The Atomic Bomb

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Harry S. Truman& The Atomic Bomb

Power point created by Robert Martinez

Primary Content Source: Speaking of History: Vol. II, by Laura Belmonte

http://www.danzfamily.com/archives/blogphotos/06/393-tibbets-enola-gay.jpg


In 1939, physicist Albert Einstein warned President Franklin Roosevelt that the Nazis were capable of producing a weapon that harnessed atomic energy.

http://www.the-planets.com/star-biography/Albert-Einstein-Imagination.jpg


In response, the Roosevelt administration funded small studies of the military potential of fission chain reactions.

http://www.mphpa.org/classic/HF/Photos%20-%20Groups/group_20.jpg


When the United States entered World War II, these efforts expanded into the Manhattan Project, a top-secret program employing more than 120,000 people.

http://www.unit5.org/christjs/fermi-1.jpg


American, British, and Canadian scientists (the Soviets excluded), collaborated in laboratories in Chicago, Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Los Alamos, New Mexico.

http://www.losalamoshistory.org/mptest.jpg


Their challenges included collecting enough fissionable material to produce a nuclear explosion and devising a weapon that could be dropped from an airplane.

http://www.atomicarchive.com/History/trinity/jumbo.shtml


On July 16, 1945, scientists at Los Alamos exploded the first atomic bomb (Trinity test.)


At that time, the Allies had defeated Nazi Germany but were locked in fierce combat against Imperial Japan.

http://www.nps.gov/archive/wapa/indepth/extContent/wapa/guides/offensive/images/fig20.jpg


Earlier in the year, U.S. forces sustained heavy casualties in battles at Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

http://www.ahoy.tk-jk.net/macslog/BloodyIwoJima.A36dayBattl.html


http://ahoy.tk-jk.net/Images8/Iwo_Jima/FlagRaisingPhotographIwoJima.jpg


Although the Japanese lost over 110,000 soldiers and 80,000 civilians in these clashes, they continued to fight.

http://img25.echo.cx/img25/3126/esci2040rx.jpg


U.S. military planners predicted huge losses if American forces invaded the Japanese home islands.

http://www.archives.gov/research/african-americans/ww2-pictures/images/african-americans-wwii-101.jpg


News of the atomic bomb’s successful test gave President Harry S. Truman an alternative.

http://www.vw.vccs.edu/vwhansd/HIS122/Truman_Hiroshima.html


On July 25, while he was attending the Potsdam Conference with Soviet and British prime ministers, Truman issued secret orders to use the bomb if the Japanese failed to surrender by August 3.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stefano_p/345154331/


The Potsdam Declaration warned Japan that it faced “prompt and utter destruction” if it did not capitulate (end hostilities.) The Japanese rejected the ultimatum.

Hideki Tojo

http://www.dictatorofthemonth.com/Tojo/Apr2007TojoEN.htm


In response, Truman ordered the military to use atomic weapons.

http://www.lastplace.com/UFOArt/enola_gay.jpg


On August 6, the B-29 Enola Gay dropped a uranium bomb on Hiroshima, instantly killing at least 70,000 people and leveling five square miles.

http://www.webconverters.com/jec


http://media.brajeshwar.com/photos/collection/hiroshima-bombing.jpg


http://www.infonature.org/english/_graphics/images/cultural_img/ww2_abomb/abomb_hiroshima_p9.jpg


http://www.derechoshumanosbolivia.org/img/ae/hiroshima.jpg


http://elpromotorcomunista.blogia.com/upload/HiroshimaHosp.jpg


On August 9, the United States dropped a plutonium bomb on Nagasaki, and 40,000 people instantly perished.

http://www.patriagrande.net/estados.unidos/nagasaki.jpg


http://www.anawa.org.au/weapons/pic-nagasaki.html


http://purnasenozierzo.blogia.com/upload/nagasaki.jpg


On August 14, Japan finally surrendered after receiving assurances that Emperor Hirohito could retain his throne.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/msh-images/410781844/


The decision to use the bomb remains hotly disputed. Critics offer several motives, including the desire to save American lives, anti-Japanese racism, and intimidation of the Soviet Union.

http://www.serendipity.li/more/i4a.jpg


Although we will never know the answer, nuclear weapons undoubtedly changed the course of modern history.

http://www.edu.lahti.fi/~vvaljakk/WW%20II/truman.jpg


“Let there be no mistake about it. I regarded the bomb as a military weapon and never had any doubt that it should be used.”

- President Harry S. Truman

http://www.medaloffreedom.com/HarryTrumanFreedomDay.jpg


  • Login