Primary Sources:

"The Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II: A Collection of Primary Sources." The George Washington University. Web. 14 Feb. 2011. <>.
This website is great because it has lots of pictures of the atomic bomb and when it was being made and when it was dropped. The pictures are very powerful and will help me and my partner give our information.

"Hiroshima, 64 Years Ago - The Big Picture." Web. 8 Feb. 2011. <>.
This source was strictly just pictures. Pictures are primary sources and is perfect for the exibet me and my partner are doing. Pictrues are worth thousand words and all of these are very powerful images

Secondary Sources:

1945, May. "Why the A-bomb Was Dropped on Hiroshima?" TOP. Web. 11 Feb. 2011. <>.
This website gave information about why Hiroshima was chosen for the Atomic bomb. This is a very important note because it is a very controversial subject and there are many arguments about whether it should have happened. It gives good information about why it was done and what it did for the United States.

"Dropping the A-Bomb on Hiroshima." EyeWitness to History - History through the Eyes of Those Who Lived It. Web. 30 Jan. 2011. <>.
This was a good website to give me an idea of what was going on during the bomb. It spoke of who, what, when, where, and how the bomb was dropped. The information given also told me the number of people that had died during the explosion. There was also some info about after the bomb and what Japan did.

"Dropping of the Atomic Bomb." Learn Social Studies and American History. Web. 14 Feb. 2011. <>.
I liked this site because it gave me bullet points that made it easy to read the information. The source had sections to easily find information and add to the facts that I already have.

Kifner, John. "Hiroshima: A Controversy That Refuses to Die - New York Times." The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia. New York Times. Web. 03 Jan. 2011.
This was a very good article because it is from New York Times and they are a very well known newspaper that I can trust. It had good quotes and was made easy to read. It gave me a good background on what I need to research and is a good point to start at.

"Modern History: The Atomic Bomb." Asia for Educators | Columbia University. Web. 11 Feb. 2011. <>.
This is a great website because it talked about the government in the war and how they related to the war. It spoke about the agreement and the deal that took place and what Japan did.

"Nuclear Files: Educators: Study Guides: The Decision to Drop the Bomb." Nuclear Files - From Nuclear Proliferation to Nuclear Testing, from Hiroshima to North Korea, Nuclear Files Offers the A to Z on Nuclear Issues. Web. 10 Feb. 2011. <>.
This source was very helpful because it had lots of great info on before the bomb was even made. It spoke of Albert Einstein’s letter to President Roosevelt and what the outcome of this invention would be. It had some interesting facts about Germany and how they were involved in the plan of the Atomic bomb. Overall this was a fantastic source and will help me make my History Day project more complete.

"Pilot Who Dropped Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima Dies with No Regrets | Mail Online." Home | Mail Online. Web. 7 Feb. 2011. <>.
I like this site because it talks about what the pilot and how he felt about dropping the bomb. This is a perfect source because it came directly from the person who did all the destruction. It gives information about how he felt and what he did. He said that all he wanted to do was do the best he could because he directly affected the outcome of WWII and the safety of the United States.

"The Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki, August 9, 1945." Department of Energy - CFO Home. Web. 30 Jan. 2011. <>.
There were to web pages very similar to the one posted above. One was of Nagasaki and another about Hiroshima. The both gave fantastic information about the bombings and the impact of what they did on the people of Japan as well as their government and the overall war.

"The United States Decision to Bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki Essays." - Over 100,000 Essays, Essays and Term Papers Available for Instant Access!! Web. 03 Jan. 2011. <>.
From what I read before the school Internet shut me out it seemed like it had good information but then it said that this website has plagiarism makes me think it isn’t a good source of information. I will have to look into this.

"Was Hiroshima Necessary?" Institute for Historical Review. Web. 30 Jan. 2011. <>.
This was an amazing website that gave loads of information about before, during and after the attack on Japan. It was put into detail about what was going on between countries and our take on what we did. It even had a section for historians to give their ideas about what we did.

"Why Did President Truman Drop The Atomic Bomb?" Essortment Articles: Free Online Articles on Health, Science, Education & More... Web. 5 Feb. 2011. <>.
This was a fantastic source of information because it talked about what would have happened if we didn’t drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. From what I learned it will help me and my partner make a stronger argument that the bomb was a good thing and helped save lives. In this website it tells us that the number of lives that would have been lost would have been breath taking.

"World War 2 Atomic Bomb." World War 2. Web. 14 Feb. 2011. <>.
This source helped me confirm information I had already known be repeating and going a little more in depth with what I have previously learned. This website also has lots of information on WWII about weapons, countries, pictures, Holocaust.

国立国会図書館-National Diet Library. Web. 10 Feb. 2011. <>.
This source was good because it was all about the Postdam Declaration to end the war against Japan. This declaration gave all the agreements and details that went into the plane.

Anhalt, Lindsey. "Atomic Bomb." Arts & Sciences | Washington University in St. Louis. Dec. 2000. Web. 22 Feb. 2011.
This website gave me information about the effects of the bomb on both countries. What I like about this website, is that it gave me a myriad amount of statistics on the aftermath of the detonation of both bombs. This will be useful for my project because data is important when trying to prove a point. I believe this site is credible because the source is from a university.

Atomic Bomb 1945 - World War II Multimedia Database." World War II Multmedia Database. Web. 30 Dec. 2010. <>

"The Decision to Drop the Bomb []." Web. 09 Feb. 2011. <>.
This gave me information about the decision to drop the bomb. I like this sight because it was brief and it gave me the pro’s and negatives of dropping the bomb. This was also a site that had information the heavey debate on “ how to kill a thousand, to save a million”

Arata Osada, Children of the A-bomb Trans. Jean Dan and Ruth SiebenMorgan. New York: Putnam, 1963.
·      This site gave me information about why Truman decided to use his presidential power in order to drop the bomb. I learned that he had to make a tough decision deciding to drop the bomb. This website about the he had to make in order to save United States.

Barton J. Bernstein, "Truman At Potsdam: His Secret Diary," Foreign Service Journal, July/August 1980, excerpts, used with author’s permission[29]
This gave me an inside look on what the President was actually feeling during the final days of the war. It Even talks about the Postdam declaration conference. It also talks about his ideas on what to do with the Soviet Union specifically what to do with Stalin. I feel like this source is credible because this is President Truman’s diary.

“Cancer Risks Among Atomic-Bomb Survivors.”  Radiation Effects Research Foundation.  Online. 
28 Nov. 2000.
·      This website gave me information about three months before the actual bomb dropped. It taught me about how three months before the bomb was dropped  there were decoded messages that said the Japanese were weak and were considering  to surrender. This is important because it taught me  that it wasn’t necessary to drop the atomic bomb.  This gave me unite a bit of information on why we shouldn’t have dropped the bomb.

Document 75: "Magic" – Far East Summary, War Department, Office of Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2, no. 515, August 18, 1945
Source: RG 457, Summaries of Intercepted Japanese Messages ("Magic" Far East Summary, March 20, 1942 – October 2, 1945), box 7, SRS 491-5479
This was a document of an intercepted message of the aftermath of Nagasaki. It taught me  the way this message was written painted a picture and taught me how Nagasaki  was actually destroyed.  It also gave me details about where the bomb actually fell and gave me info about buildings that were close to the detonation of bombs.

 Frank, Sandy. "Atomic Bomb: Ultimate Failure of Diplomacy." 1993. Web. 18 Feb. 2011. <>.
This pdf file gave me information about the ethics of dropping the bomb. It taught me a lot about President Truman and how he had to make a decision that changed america’s lives forever. I also learned about the postdam declaration. I feel this was the best site for my project because I learned the most from it. This site is credible because there have been information on this pdf that I’ve seen on other sites.

Herbert Feis, The Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II. Princeton, NJ: Princeton Universit press, 1966.
·      This book gave me information about the two atomic bombs specifically the dimensions and size of  “ Fat Man” and Little Boy. It also gave me a list of primary sources such as “ Truman Postdam Diary.”  A letter by J. R. Oppenheimer, And other important sources related to my project.

“Mutation in Red Blood Cells.” Radiation Effects Research Foundation.  Online.  28 Nov. 2000.
This was also another site that gave me information specifically about the effects of the bomb on the survivors of bombs. It taught me that the Radiation from the Uranium had a severe effect on the people that didn’t die from the bomb.
"The Manhattan Project." Library.thinkquest. Web. 22 Mar. 2011.

Hiroshima And Nagasaki (PHOTOS): Never Before Seen Images From" Breaking News and Opinion on The Huffington Post. Web. 22 Mar. 2011. <>.

Robert James, Maddox, “ The Biggest Decision: Why We Had to Drop the Atomic Bomb” American Heritage,May/June 1995
·      This gave me information about  Truman’s view/ his reasoning on dropping the bomb. This also gave me tons of background and historical context of World War It also gave mt tons of hypothetical data, of what could’ve/would’ve happened. I believe this is a credible source because some of the information that I found was fround on other websites that I’ve used.

Modern History: The Atomic Bomb." Asia for Educators | Columbia University. Asia for Educators. Web. 29 Dec. 2010. <>.  

·      This sight gave me an overview of the atomic Bomb and also the prelude to the bomb.  It also taught me about the Postdam Declaration and even listed all 13 pints listed in the actual Postdam Declaration. This site seems reliable because  there was information that I’ve seen on other sites.
Nagai, Takashi. We of Nagasaki: The Story of Survivors in an Atomic Wasteland. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1964.
This book gave me information about the survivors of the Atomic bomb. There are primary stories about the survivors. The effects of the atomic have hurt the future generations of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. There were studies shown that the people that were hit gained sever cancers.

Neel, James V. M.D., and William J. Schull M.D., eds.  The Children of Atomic Bomb Survivors, A Genetic Study.  Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 1991. 
·      This  was a study that also gave me more information about the consequences/aftermath/ impact of the effects of the bomb to the survivors of the atomic bomb. This taught me about how much the children suffered because of the bomb.

Takaki, Ronald. Hiroshima: Why America Dropped the Atomic Bomb. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 1995.
This is  site gave me information bout the atomic bomb. It showed me the aftermaths and affects of the atomic bomb. It taught me about when the bomb was dropped  the future generations of  kids  were affected by uranium. And it affected the cities greatly. This was giving me a lot of background information.

 "The Costs of the Manhattan Project - Brookings Institution." Brookings - Quality. Independence. Impact. Web. 06 Feb. 2011. <>.
This site gave me information on the then top secret “ Manhattan project. It taught me about the scientists who developed the bomb, Including Dr. Robert Opphemier.  and the costs of making the bombs. This information is credible because I’ve seen other sites with similar information.

 "The Atomic Bomb." Air Force History Program. Web. 02 Feb. 2011. <>.
This gave me information about how the Emperor of Japan actually surrendered and accepted the Postdam Proclamation. It also gave me information about the B0-29 that piloted the bomb.  It also taught me about the first test of the atomic bomb. Also known as “ Trinity in Los Alamos.
Boorse, H., et. al. The Atomic Scientists A Biographical History. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1989.