• Manhattan Project Bomb Construction Research
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    Date: 15 May 1945 To: President Harry S. Truman From: James Wheeler Re: Manhattan Project Briefing President Truman, You have asked me to provide you with a summary/ analysis of the government project nicknamed the Manhattan Project. I have reviewed thoroughly all of the pertinent literature and documentation pertaining to the formation and continuing research and development of the Manhattan Project. I have enclosed an overview of all necessary information for which you should be familiar. How...
  • The Atomic Bomb Manhattan Project
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    Background of the Atomic Bomb It was during the Second World War that the United States became a world power, thanks in a large part to its monopoly on atomic weapons. The atomic bomb is a weapon with great explosive power that results form the sudden release of energy upon the splitting, or fission of the nuclei of such heavy elements as plutonium or uranium. This new destructive force wrecked havoc on two Japanese cities and caused the end of World War II. It also saved thousands of American l...
  • Nuclear Weapons History And Religion
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    Nuclear Weapons; History and Religion In some sort of crude sense which no vulgarity, no humor, no overstatement can quite extinguish, the physicists have known sin; and this is a knowledge which they cannot lose. J. Robert Oppenheimer (AJ Software and Multimedia. History of Atomic Bomb). The most destructive weapons every created in the world that in seconds kill up to 200, 000 people and destroy a area two mile wide was created not by generals but scientists. It forced people to look at relig...
  • The Effects Of The Atomic Bomb
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    The Atomic Bomb: Effects on Hiroshima and Mankind The nuclear bomb was the most devastating weapon ever created by man. It was developed between 1942 and 1945 during the second World War. The project to build the worlds first atomic weapon was called The Manhattan Project. The nuclear bomb was based on the idea of splitting an atom to create energy, this is called fission. Three bombs were created, "Trinity", "Little Boy", and "Fat Man."Trinity" was dropped on a test site in New Mexico on July ...
  • Atomic Bomb Manhattan Project
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    This was the basis for the atomic bomb. Throughout this research paper, I will trace the history of the atomic bomb. In addition, who was involved and why, what happened in this event, and explain the impact that it had on the world. After Einstein predicted, that mass could be converted into energy. This was confirmed experimentally by John D. Cockcroft and Ernest Walton. Physicists from 1939 onward conducted much research to find answers to questions as how many neutrons were emitted in each ...
  • Manhattan Project Atomic Hitler Created
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    In order to beat the German Nazis in creating the first atomic bomb, the Manhattan Project was created and funded by the US government. The invasion of Poland had officially sparked the start of WWII. After the invasion, Germany's leader, Adolf Hitler, had announced to Great Britain that a weapon was going to be created in "which there is no defense." British intelligence got right onto that statement. After analyzing, they had four conclusions. They were: " 1) Hitler was bluffing 2) Nazis had d...
  • Albert Einstein 2 Atomic Bomb
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    'The search for truth is more precious than its possession'; Albert Einstein, also known as 'The Father of The Nuclear Age,' ; perhaps one of the most brilliant minds ever to exist was a very quiet man.' Einstein's Theory of Relativity revolutionized scientific brought with new conceptions of time, space, mass, motion, and gravitation'; (Unknown, World Book Inc. ) Albert Einstein contributed more than any other scientist to the modern vision of physical reality. His theory of relativity is held ...
  • Manhattan Project Atomic Bomb
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    The Manhattan Project Winston Churchill, in 1949, was quoted to say that "the advent of the atomic bomb might prove to be the most beneficent development in history precisely because it will make war intolerable." The interesting thing about nuclear war is that it is not merely a question of science, but one of morals and of the ethics of war. Surely, with a result so potentially catastrophic, no one within ethical boundaries could use it. I'm not sure whether Mr. Churchill had it right or if he...
  • History Of The Atomic Bomb
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    History of the Atomic Bomb The atomic bomb 1 is the most destructive weapon known to mankind. A bomb of this nature is capable of obliterating anything up to four square miles and anything reaching outside that area receives very extreme damage. Albert Einstein was the man who had convinced the United States to research the Atomic Bomb. The Manhattan Project 2 was the name given to the research and development of the atomic bomb. It was called the Manhattan Project after Manhattan Engineer Distr...
  • Development Of The Atom Bomb
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    Development of: The Atom Bomb "In the 1930 s, some scientists theorized that bombarding an atom's nucleus with a neutron from another atom would cause the first atom to split in two. The splitting atom would release another neutron, which would then strike a neighboring atom, causing it to split, and so on. It was thought that each splitting atom would release a tiny spark of energy. In a nuclear chain reaction, trillions of atoms would split in less than a millionth of a second, thereby giving ...
  • The Manhattan Project Atomic Bomb
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    The Manhattan Project Nuclear research all started when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, and the United States entered into World War II. When the United States realized that Germany attempted to build an atomic bomb, Americans began to concentrate on their research about creating an atomic bomb more heavily. President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Manhattan Project, which included a group of top scientists, under General Leslie R. Groves, who worked around the clock to try to develop an at...
  • Nuclear Advancements After The Manhattan Project
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    Nuclear Advancements After the Manhattan Project When the first atomic bomb was detonated in Alamogordo New Mexico on June 16, 1945, all the scientists involved in the Manhattan Project understood the great destructive power of radio-active isotopes. Although the atomic bomb was a very destructive force our world would not be as good without it. Because of the government funding involved in the project coupled with the need for an atom bomb, much research that otherwise may not have occurred too...
  • Manhattan Project Atomic Bomb One
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    On August 2 nd 1939, just before the beginning of World War II, Albert Einstein wrote to then President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Einstein and several other scientists told Roosevelt of efforts in Nazi Germany to utilize a rare element, U-235, which might in turn be used to build a weapon. This weapon would be capable of power totally beyond the scope of mans' vision. Ironically and sadly, it was shortly thereafter that the United States Government began the serious undertaking known only then as ...
  • Manhattan Project Bomb Oppenheimer First
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    Its strange how the thousands of events that made up one mans life eventually had a role in the fate of almost 200 thousand Japanese people and later the entire world. Here is the life of the one man. The man is J. Robert Oppenheimer. So little had an impact on so much. He was the man who was in charge of the Manhattan Project. It was the U. S. project to make an atomic bomb. A bomb with, at the time, unimaginable power. A bomb so powerful it could single-handedly destroy an entire city. J. Ro...
  • Atomic Bomb Project Fission First
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    Little Boy On the morning of August 6, 1945, a B-29 bomber named Enola Gay flew over the industrial city of Hiroshima, Japan and dropped the first atomic bomb ever used in war. The city went up in flames caused by the immense power equal to about 20, 000 tons of TNT. The project was a success. Hundreds of thousands died and still more were wounded. This was the final triumph that finally brought Japan to surrender. The effects of the bomb are still being seen but there is no doubt that the atom...
  • Nuclear Bombs Manhattan Project
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    In the early 1950's many above ground nuclear tests occurred exposing radiation to millions of children. Because of these happenings, the government had reason to believe that there will be an increased incidence of thyroid cancer to these children. The children got contaminated by many sources. One which was, I-131 contaminated the grass which was consumed by the cows. The cows then excreted the milk, which was fed to children where it was concentrated in the thyroid and caused cancer. They al...
  • A Bomb 8212 Uranium Plutonium
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    Just before the beginning of World War II, Albert Einstein wrote a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Urged by Hungarian-born physicists Leo Szilard, Eugene Winner, and Edward Teller, Einstein told Roosevelt about Nazi German efforts to purify Uranium-235 which might be used to build an atomic bomb. Shortly after that the United States Government began work on the Manhattan Project. The Manhattan Project was the code name for the United States effort to develop the atomic bomb before the...
  • Atomic Bomb Thousand Project Complete
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    The Atomic Bomb It was the thoughts of Albert Einstein that led to the creation of the atomic bomb. Albert E. predicted that mass could be converted into energy; this was later confirmed in 1932 by two scientists named John D. Crock fort and Ernest R. Walton. The way the atomic bomb works is by fission. Fission is the process of splitting atoms to create energy. Fission was discovered in 1938. The material they split to create the energy is called uranium. Unfortunately, uranium was very hard t...
  • Atomic Bomb War Uranium Japanese
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    The way the world thinks of war changed forever in 1945. On July 16 in Alamogordo, New Mexico, America exploded the world's first atomic bomb, sending a huge mushroom-shaped cloud high into the sky. The Manhattan Project, which was used to end World War II, was mostly led by German and German-Jewish scientists, who had escaped from Hitler's Germany. In 1939, an American university professor named Albert Einstein wrote a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in which he outlined the possibil...
  • Atomic Bombs Bomb People Szilard
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    From: To: Subject: Submit a paper Date: Monday, November 03, 1997 7: 46 PM Title: student Category: History Description: Body of paper: Was The Atomic Bomb Necessary? Thesis: The Atomic Bombs were not necessary. I. Morality A. Hiroshima B. Nagasaki II. Decisions A. Where to drop it B. Did it need to be used? III. Making of the bomb IV. Public Interviews A. Leo Szilard B. Hiroshi SawachikaV. Should it be used again? Over the years there have been many opinions as well as facts circulated about ...