Harry S. Truman's Atomic Bomb Address - August 9, 1945

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The United States' decision to implement the atomic bomb in 1945 is still a source of debate today. Learners listen to the audio from President Truman's speech to address the nation to better understand why the United States resorted to using the atomic bomb in World War II.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the audio in conjunction with a unit on World War II
  • The audio could be used to prompt a classroom discussion on why the United States choose to use atomic bombs
Classroom Considerations

  • The themes of war and violence may not be suitable for all age levels
Pros

  • A great primary source for a unit on World War II
Cons

  • None