Write three well-developed paragraphs on the following: What were the reasons the bomb should have been used on Japan? What were the reasons the bomb should not have been used on Japan? Should the atomic bomb have been used on Japan? Why or why not? Support your claim with evidence from the lesson. Information you should consider when writing your paragraphs: U.S. plans for invading the main Japanese islands U.S. bombing raids on Japanese cities during early 1945 the Japanese code of battle the number of U.S. dead in the Pacific War by 1945 the likelihood of Japan's surrender with the entry of the Soviet Union the number of Japanese civilians killed in the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki the level of destruction caused by atomic weapons the long-term effects of the use of atomic weapons Be sure to include key events and course terms in your responses.
U.S. Plans for invading the main Japanese islands