Standard #: SS.912.W.7.10


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Summarize the causes and effects of President Truman's decision to drop the atomic bombs on Japan.


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Related Access Points

Access Point Number Access Point Title
SS.912.W.7.In.j Recognize that President Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bombs on Japan ended the war but led to the beginning of the nuclear arms race.
SS.912.W.7.Su.j Recognize that the United States dropped atomic bombs on Japan and ended the war.
SS.912.W.7.Pa.j Recognize a characteristic of warfare during World War II.


Related Resources

Resource Collection

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American Experience: Harry Truman

This full-length video is a complete biography of Harry Truman, 33rd President of the United States. Topics touched on include the atomic bombing of Japan, the Cold War, and the Korean War. Teachers should find the video an excellent resource to review or learn more about this time period.

The webpage also includes numerous shorter videos, articles, and primary sources about Truman and this time period in history, as well as a teacher's guide for using the film in class.

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