The Intentions of the U.S Government

The Intentions of the U.S Government

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  • Date Submitted: 05/18/2010 8:23 PM
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Samantha Law
History Quest

1. Though the atomic bomb had a horrific impact on Japan I think from a standpoint of military strategy I would have to agree with this quote. Morally, this is something I absolutely don’t agree with. I suppose that if I were in the military and the atomic bomb was a sure-fire way to win the war, I would also take the route of dropping the bomb. It was guaranteed that the atomic bomb would have an epic effect on Japan and it would force them to sign the peace treaty. The US saw it as an opportunity to win and they took it. In many ways I feel like they did it so they could show Japan “whose boss.” The US took a chance, won, and had repercussions afterwards but their main concern was to win, not about how many people would die or the health effects it would have on the citizens of Japan.

2. The intentions of the US government when creating the Japanese internment camps was to make sure that the Japanese-Americans living in the US didn’t have contact to those in Japan trying to attack the US. They didn’t want any possibility of there being another attack on US soil and the Japanese-Americans were thought as a threat to them because they could supply inside information. They thought if all the Japanese-Americans were moved to the west coast that the Japanese would have a more difficult time figuring out how to attack. I think the moral idea behind the internment camps is debatable. Some think it was a better idea to keep the Japanese in these internment camps because it ensured the safety of the rest of the country. Another opinion is that these camps were amoral and that it was an unjust act and because the misery they experienced in the camps were based off of assumptions made by the US government. I personally don’t agree with the camps because the way the Japanese-Americans were treated was horrific. Many of them were taken away from their families and captured right out of their own homes. Though it was...

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