SAT Subject US History Practice Question 302: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 302

13. Which U.S. president ordered two atomic bombs dropped on Japan in 1945?

A. Franklin D. Roosevelt
B. Harry S. Truman
C. Dwight D. Eisenhower
D. John F. Kennedy
E. Lyndon B. Johnson

Correct Answer: B

Explanation:

President Roosevelt died in office in 1945 and was succeeded by Truman, who hoped to bring the war in the Pacific to a quick conclusion by bombing Japan.

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