CREATORTruman Presidential Museum and Library
TITLEThe Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb
DATE ACCESSED29 November 2016

This interesting website contains images of documents related to the dropping of the atomic bombs on Japan in World War II during the Harry Truman U.S. presidency. The documents include press releases, minutes of the Interim Committee, and Truman's personal diary entries. They were selected from archives by subject specialists, photocopied, and are presented on the website for easy access by interested researchers. An online book by Robert Farrell, The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb: Truman and the Bomb, a Documentary History, presents a concise history of the events leading to the first use of atomic bombs. The website, which is part of the Truman Presidential Museum and Library website, also includes teaching units, lesson plans and classroom activities for high school students.

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