In not less than a 800 word essay (approximately 2-3 double-spaced pages), you must address the moral dilemma President Harry Truman faced over the decision to use the available nuclear weapons to end the war with Japan. • Do not concern yourself with paginating your paper. When you submit it, indentation and other such things will be lost anyway. • Your thesis statement should be clear and the first sentence of your paper. Don't make me look for it or not have one.
A thesis in affirmation of this topic would be something like, The decision to use the atom bomb posed several significant moral dilemmas for President Harry S. Truman, among these were . . . o A thesis in negation of this topic would be something like, The decision to use the atom bomb posed no significant moral dilemmas for Harry S. Truman, because . . . o Or you might try an on-balance thesis such as, there were as many disadvantages to the decision to use the atom bomb by President Harry S. Truman as there were advantages, but it must be balanced. Don't give me ten reasons why not and one why it was advantageous. o Or you may take a different approach altogether.
You must use primary AND secondary sources to support your paper. some primary source URLs at the bottom of this document are given but it's certainly not an exhaustive list, nor does it include any secondary sources. While you may use some of the sources I have provided, you're under no obligation to do so and, frankly, are encouraged to find others or completely different sources. • If you're going to direct quote more than a sentence or two, summarize or paraphrase it instead. I don't want to read pages of quoted material, regardless of whether you cited it or not. •
PRIMARY SOURCE DOCUMENTS To aid you in your investigation of this dilemma, I recommend: The Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB162/ Special Collection: Some Key Documents on Nuclear Policy Issues, 1945-1990 http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nukevault/special/ Web-based Primary Sources for Nuclear History http://blog.nuclearsecrecy.com/2011/11/14/web-based-primary-sources-for-nuclear-history/ Documents Relating to American Foreign Policy https://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/nukes.htm
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