SS.912.W.7.10

Summarize the causes and effects of President Truman's decision to drop the atomic bombs on Japan.
General Information
Subject Area: Social Studies
Grade: 912
Strand: World History
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
2109310: World History (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
2109320: World History Honors (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
2109810: Florida’s Preinternational Baccalaureate World History (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
2109315: World History for Credit Recovery (Specifically in versions: 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
2105355: Philosophy Honors: Ethics (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
7921027: Access World History (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
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.

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Resource Collection

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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