America’s entry into the First World War was not good for the country. It forced many American citizens into a conflict that they did not want themselves to be involved in. Furthermore because of WWI, the United States officially established itself as a war state, moving out of its previous claim of neutrality. This had terrible repercussions, dragging America into a thirty year war that ended with the decimation of Hiroshima in Japan and a fifty-year cold war with the Russians. However, it did improve American radicalism because many were moved to stand up and speak out against the war.
As the pilot who dropped the Atom bomb on Hiroshima, Paul Tibbett was later be severely questioned by the American public regarding the brutal act that cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. Paul Tibbett responded that it was a necessary evil. He believed that the atom bomb that he dropped did kill innocents in Hiroshima who did not deserve the death that the bomb brought, but he felt that the act was needed to save millions of lives from further warring. However, Tibbett felt that one bomb was enough and refused to join the second bombing mission.