Essays Tagged: "president truman"

Was Truman morally and militarily justified in dropping two Atomic Bombs on Japan?

sed upon those who brought war to the Far East." ---Truman. These were the famous words of a novice president who was sworn in to presidency the day Roosevelt died. Although Truman's response to the p ... right decision, nobody would have been able to know if he was lying or telling the truth. I believe President Truman's decision to use the atomic bombs on Japan was not morally nor militarily justifie ...

(5 pages) 240 1 3.4 Mar/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

The Vietnam War

y 1st 1949.In 1950, the United States officially recognized the Saigon government, and to help out, President Truman sent troops over to train the South Vietnamese on how to use U.S. weapons while the ... o the Saigon government.On October 23, 1955 south Vietnam was made a republic and Ngo Dinh Diem was president. One of the first things Diem did was announce that they would not hold reunification elec ...

(3 pages) 117 0 3.7 Dec/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

The Development of the Atomic Bomb and its Impact on WWII

city of Hiroshima. The United States path to the development of the nuclear bomb was referred to by president Truman as 'the greatest achievement of organized science in history'.(p.7 The History of t ... r might be working on a bomb.'(p.34 The History of the Atomic Bomb) Eventually a letter was sent to president Roosevelt from a group of scientists including Einstein and Fermi expressing their anxiety ...

(6 pages) 237 0 5.0 May/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

The overthrow of Jacobo Arbenz.

he United States found many countries as a threat to the changing government of Democracy. In 1947, President Truman signed the National Security Act. This enabled several Top Secret government agenci ... vernment deemed a threat to U.S. interests. In 1950, the socialist leaningJacobo Arbenz was elected President of Central America in Guatemala. SinceJacobo Arbenz was a socialist his views of governmen ...

(2 pages) 34 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Germany: The Root of the Cold War?

nes.Meanwhile there was other conflict between East and West in Greece and Turkey. In 1947 American president Truman introduced the Truman Doctrine, the American foreign policy of anti-communism which ...

(2 pages) 52 0 5.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > German History

The personalities of the contianment theory and the coldwar.

ws focused on strict moral government and allowed Stalin to much time. In my opinion, the errors of President Truman birthed the containment theory. Being passive in nature the containment theory didn ... omic bomb as a means of leverage against Russia while we still held the advantage of it.Former vice president, secretary of agriculture, and secretary of commerce, Henry Wallace countered that the Uni ...

(2 pages) 71 0 4.8 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > The Cold War

1.) For what reason did President Truman decide to use atomic weapons to end the war in the Pacific?

ds of American lives and money that would have had to been used to fight the war. I disagree with President Truman's reasoning in dropping an atomic weapon. I feel that Truman could have used diff ...

(2 pages) 54 1 4.2 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Why was the Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb Justified? Works Cited included

945. Germany had surrendered, and Japan was the only Axis power left. After the Potsdam conference, President Truman realized that he had the power to end the war. The decision was his. On August 6, T ... Eisenhower was very opposed to the Soviets joining the war, recollects saying in a meeting with the president "It was my personal opinion that no power on earth could keep the Red army out of that war ...

(2 pages) 107 3 4.2 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Discuss: "bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki was an immoral act, a war crime against humanity."

ary started work on the Manhattan project in secret. During the time of the development of the bomb president Roosevelt died, President Truman succeeded him and continued work on the atomic bomb.Even ...

(3 pages) 62 2 2.2 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > International Organizations & Conflicts

Soviet Domination of Eastern Europe, Cold War

the Soviets were not stopped in Greece the US would have to face the spread of communism worldwide. President Truman was concerned about the possibility of Soviet expansion, and the Truman Doctrine pa ...

(3 pages) 72 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

World War 2 opinion paper saying that world war two was not the so called nick name "the good war"

ese American?s lives were taken away through internment .The decision to use the A Bomb was made by President Truman, not FDR. Roosevelt died before the decision was made. Dropping an A Bomb, with the ... wasn't necessary to hit them with that awful thing [the bomb].? This was said by General (and later President) Eisenhower after 110,000 lives were claimed by 1950. A quote: ?Those not killed or vapori ...

(2 pages) 90 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Policy of Containment

een the Soviet Union and the United States. His successor lacked greatly the Talent of FDR. The new president, who was more comfortable with machine politicians than with polished New Dealers, liked t ... ook office. He then vowed to not "baby" the Soviet no longer.A crisis in the Mediterranean prompted President Truman to show his colors. On February 21, 1947, amid a civil war in Greece, Great Britain ...

(4 pages) 53 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Was America justified in dropping the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima? Definitily yes.

ople with no mercy. It was then when the United States had to make it's decision. It was then, when President Truman had to choose life over death. It was the decision of whether or not the atomic bom ... was first successfully tested in the desert of Alamagordo, and soon after that, it was the time for President Truman to make a decision. It would be a decision judged for years to come, but it would a ...

(3 pages) 107 2 4.3 Jun/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

Was the Bomb Dropped on Japan Justified?

On July 25, 1945, President Truman ordered the military to drop two atomic bombs on Japan. The United States warned Ja ...

(3 pages) 92 2 4.8 Jul/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Korean war

vasion and ordered for the North Korea troop to depart from the south. On June 27, the Unites Sates president, Truman, allowed Korea to use American lands, seas, as well as air force. A week later, th ... sitioned the military of 15 other member nations, but under U.S. command, and that is when the U.S. president appointed Gen. Douglas McArthur the supreme commander. By September 10, North Korea pushed ...

(2 pages) 30 0 4.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

To what extent did the US deterrence successfully contain communism?

at the Yalta and Potsdam conference, which served to limit Stalin's power and control over Europe. President Truman became even more concerned after receiving George Kennan's Long Telegram in Februar ... e base in Cuba, which proved to be extremely treacherous to America's safety. During the Crisis, US president JFK attempted to negotiate with the Soviet leader Krushchev. These negotiations have prove ...

(5 pages) 77 0 4.2 Apr/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > The Cold War

Formation of United Nations and Canada's Involvement.

h and American allies of the situation. All three leaders, Prime Ministers King and Attlee and U.S. President Truman, decided to keep the affair secret until real evidence was found. The Gouzenko Affa ...

(3 pages) 32 0 4.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > Canadian History

The development of Nuclear Weapons.

SA dropped two bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The nuclear weapon raised the confidence of USA but president Truman did not ordered its mass production because at that time he saw no explicit politic ...

(5 pages) 89 0 4.3 Oct/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > International Organizations & Conflicts

In what ways did black Americans secure improve civil rights during the years 1945-63?

ere were some integration. However, their rank in society was clearly that of second class. In 1948 President Truman, in an attempt to bring about a civil right plan for the blacks, introduced an anti ... and white areas of schools.However, this wasn't all. The blacks had a greater obstacle to face when President Eisenhower, in September 1957, sent nine black students to an all white school, Little Roc ...

(11 pages) 106 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Was Truman Right to Drop the Atomic Bomb?

nese casualties, Japanese stubbornness regarding surrender, and the immediacy of an end to the war, President Truman acted wisely in deciding to drop the A-Bomb.Japanese traditional culture taught tha ... omic Bomb.One cannot argue that the Japanese were not warned. At the Potsdam Conference in Germany, President Harry S. Truman issued a stern ultimatum to the Japanese government: surrender uncondition ...

(1 pages) 19 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents