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2 - The Development and Construction of the A- Bomb - How and Where the Bomb was used - Japanese Surrender - What other Options did the Americans have - The Fill in the Blanks will be Highlighted

3 Executive Committee, Manhattan Project, September 14, 1942 Left to Right: Thomas Crenshaw, Robert Oppenheimer, Harold C. Urey, Ernest O. Lawrence, James B. Conant, Lyman J. Briggs, E. V. Murphree, Arthur Compton, Robert Thornton, K. D. Nichols

4 -Took Office after FDR died three months after his fourth term in Office - Made the final decision to use the Atomic Bomb to End World War Two

5 - After the Decision to use the Bomb was made, “Little Boy” was dropped on - The U.S. Army believed died from the initial impact and estimates vary from dead from the fallout Hiroshima 66, ,000 – 200,000

6 - When Japan refused to surrender the American Army dropped “Fat Man” on the city of On August 9 th It was only after the dropping of “Fat Man” did the Japanese Emperor surrender unconditionally Nagasaki

7 - was declared on August 10 th 1945 on the American Battleship USS Missouri where Emperor Hirohito signed an unconditional surrender - Japan was demilitarized and a new democratic government was established led by General Douglas MacArthur, of the Allied Forces VJ Day Supreme Commander

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9 - Wait for Russia to enter the War against Japan - Japan would be greatly outnumbered and MAY finally surrender - Another option was to invade Japan itself through conventional bombing and warfare until victory

10 - The Americans could have modified the terms of an unconditional surrender in the Potsdam Proclamation - Allow the Emperor to be the ceremonial head of state

11 -The Americans knew that an invasion of Japan would be very costly - Huge financial investment in the bomb - Retribution for Pearl Harbor and terrible POW conditions

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