Answered By: Marg Mannseichner Last Updated: Jul 17, 2017 Views: 16
The first place to look for information is the Britannica Reference Centre Online - Middle School Edition. You can find the link to this database on the Virtual Learning Commons. On the VLC homepage click on the "Games & Databases" tab and search for it: http://vlc.ucdsb.ca/az.php.
Use keywords in your search such as: Manhattan Project, Atomic Bomb, Japan WWII
Make sure to read the full articles and take a look at the additional resources and links that are provided on the page.
You can also try the War and Terrorism Database (scroll down the page to Canadian & World History Database Resources, click on the link, and scroll nearly right to the bottom of the page to find the War Database).
In this database, if you search for Manhattan Project, limit your search to Atomic Bomb (see bar on left hand side of the screen). There is a magazine article there entitled "Why We Did It" that may help.....
Let us know if you need more help navigating the databases, or more resources.
- They bombed the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki because one was a fairly large industrial city that was leading the Japanese war effort. The other city was a capital city, and would invoke great fear in the public and cause the loss of public support in the war effort against America.