History 408  Reading and Discussion Worksheet


The Use of the Atomic Bomb

Truman Library documents and other online materials



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1. What¡¯s new and striking to you in the readings on this topic?






2. Why did the US drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?









3. Were there alternatives to the use of the atomic bomb in ending the war with Japan?









4. How did scientists feel about the use of the atomic bomb?









5. Are the readings helpful?  Questions and comments?