Directions: The United States had been working on a secret project code named “The Manhattan Project”. While this project had nothing to do with New York, it had everything to do with a desire to end the war in the Pacific. Review the reading and assignments from this week and then respond to the following:
- Discuss the events leading up to the decision to drop the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
- Where there other options that Truman considered before he decided to use the atomic bomb?
- Why were the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki selected as targets?
- Describe the aftermath of the bombings.