My topic is the dropping of the atomic bomb. The atomic bomb was a weapon of mass destruction capable of destroying anything in its path. In WWII, the United States of America rushed to make the atomic bomb against the German's. The country that made this bomb first could bomb the enemy and end the war. As known today, the Americans made the bomb first. Before they could unleash its horiffic terror in Japan, they had to test it under safe conditions. On July 16 1945, the atomic bomb was dropped in a New Mexico desert as a test to see the destruction it was capable of. After the results were satisfactory, the next step was to drop the bomb on Japan to end WWII. On July 26 1945, President Truman put in the orders to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. On August 6 1945, the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima (The bomb was also know as "Little Boy"). Since the Japanese did not offer the unconditional surrender that President Truman wanted, another atomic bomb was dropped. This time it was dropped on Nagasaki. On August 9 1945, the atomic bomb (AKA "Fat Man") was dropped over Nagasaki. At this time the Japanese did offer and signed unconditional surrender which later ended the war.
My topic fits the theme of a "turning point " because dropping the atomic bomb on Japan ended WWII. If President Truman hadn't dropped the atomic bomb on Japan,he would had have to send in many armies. As we like to think that if that happened, we would have won, but if the war had come to that, many lives would have been lost on both fighting sides. Also, dropping the atomic bomb made the Japanese sign an unconditional surrender. This made sure that Japan couldn't do any more attacks along with other war conditions.