Nagasaki and Hiroshima
On August 6, 1945, the United States used a massive, atomic weapon against Hiroshima, Japan, killing tens of thousands of civilians. While Japanwas still trying to comprehend this devastation, three days later, the United States struck again, this time, on Nagasaki.
II. BODY PARAGRAPH 1:
• Opening Sentence: By 1944, Japan hadbecome a great military power.
• Detail 1: They conquered many islands in the Pacific including the Philippines.
• Detail 2: Many American and Filipino soldiers were killed in battle and many others,during the military bombing of U.S. Naval Base Pearl Harbor.
• Detail 3: These caused America's hate for the Japanese to increase. A hate that would eventually lead to Japan's own destruction.
III.BODY PARAGRAPH 2:
• Opening Sentence: After some contemplation of how to proceed, president Truman's committee of military officials and scientists came to a resolution.
• Detail 1: The committeesaid that the nuclear bomb was to be used without warning in an area that would clearly show its devastating effects.
• Detail 2: The leaders decided that it would be fair to give Japan a chance tosurrender first.
• Detail 3: If the Japanese refused to surrender they would receive "prompt and utter destruction.
IV. BODY PARAGRAPH 3:
• Opening Sentence: After no surrender came, the American'sprepared their attack.
• Detail 1: On August 6, 1945, the Enola Gay, carrier of the A-bomb, flew over the city of Hiroshima and released a bomb.
• Detail 2: Sources say that approximately 130,000people died instantly.
• Detail 3: Japanese forces could not retaliate when the U.S. wielded such a powerful weapon.
V. BODY PARAGRAPH 4:
• Opening Sentence: Although the Japanese had nothing todo but surrender, Truman ordered that another bomb be dropped on the city of Nagasaki.
• Detail 1: Three days after Hiroshima, Bock's Car made a final flight carrying another bomb called "Fat Man."...