Sebastian is writing an argument for his social studies class about the use of the atomic bomb by the United States during World War II while Harry Truman was president. Read this excerpt from his introduction: During World War II, the United States became the first—and only—country to drop an atomic bomb. Two planes dropped two atomic bombs on Japan, one on Hiroshima and one on Nagasaki. The damage was immense: Between one hundred thousand and two hundred thousand people died. Many more would die in the coming months from various injuries caused by the bombing. Which sentence could serve as the statement of the claim for Sebastian’s argument?
A. The decision to drop the atomic bomb ultimately belonged to the U. S. president, Harry S. Truman.
B. President Harry Truman was right to drop the bomb because, in the end, he saved the lives of thousands of U. S. troops.
C. The atomic bomb caused immense destruction, destroying both the lives of Japanese people and the environment they lived in.
D. The decision to drop the bomb has long been debated by scholars, who still cannot agree whether President Truman made the right choice.
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