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Section 3: The War in the Pacific

The Internet contains a wealth of information, but sometimes it's a little tricky to find what you need. By using the preselected Web sites provided below you will be able to narrow your search, answer assigned questions, and save precious time. Simply follow the links to find valuable research materials and activity support. There's a lot of information in here, happy hunting!

Harry S. Truman: Thirty-third President, 1945–1953 http://www.whitehouse.gov/ history/ presidents/ ht33.html
Brief biography of Truman, with links to a biography of his wife, the text of his inaugural address, and the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library site.

The Manhattan Project http://www.atomicmuseum.com/ tour/ manhattanproject.cfm
Time line of The Manhattan Project—the World War II-project to design, build, and explode a nulcear bomb. From the National Atomic Museum.

The Yalta Conference http://elsinore.cis.yale.edu/ lawweb/ avalon/ wwii/ yalta.htm
Complete texts of the agreements reached at the Yalta Conference by Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin.

United Nations http://www.un.org/
Home page of the UN, providing detailed information about the history, structure, and function of the world peacekeeping organization.

Atomic Bomb: Decision http://www.dannen.com/ decision/ index.html
Texts of original documents, including speeches, that illuminate the steps in the decision to use the atomic bomb.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki http://www.ohiou.edu/ esl/ project/ hiroshima/ first.html
Links to resources dealing with the development and use of nuclear weapons.

Atomic Bomb Damage in Hiroshima http://www.pcf.city.hiroshima.jp/ peacesite/ English/ Stage1/ S1-5E.html
Extensive information, including photographs, about the damage caused by the atomic bomb in Hiroshima. Includes a bibliography and information about the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima.