Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Importance and Significance of the Cities

Look at the primary documents and explain the importance of these cities, and the significance of what you read.

On August 5th, 1945, the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Not only that, but on that day the Soviet Union declared war over Japan, and the Japanese government surrendered to the United States and its allies. The event of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is controversial to this day.

When I read about this it was shocking to me the different bombs and weapons that we had on our hands. Especially since we used this to bomb two cities! It was significant in history because this was the first time the military used bombs or weapons, which it caused a lot of damage!