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  • Project On The Atomic Bomb
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    The Atomic Technology of War: The spread of atomic weapons. Scientists in several countries performed experiments in connection with nuclear reactors and fission weapons during World War II, but no country other than the United States carried its projects as far as separating uranium-235 or manufacturing plutonium-239. The Axis powers By the time the war began on Sept. 1, 1939, Germany had a special office for the military application of nuclear fission; chain-reaction experiments with uranium a...
  • Atomic Bomb Necessary
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    Atomic Bomb Necessary... Was it Necessary? August 6th, 1945, 70,000 lives were ended in a matter of seconds. The United States had dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima. Today many argue over whether or not the US should have taken such a drastic measure. Was it entirely necessary that we drop such a devastating weapon? Yes, it was. First, we must look at what was going on at the time the decision was made. The US had been fighting a massive war since 1941. Morale was most likely low, ...
  • Atomic Bomb
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    Hiroshima A-Bomb The United States concealed a project to develop an atomic bomb under the name 'Manhattan Engineer District. ' Popularly known as the Manhattan Project, it carried out the first successful atomic explosion on July 16, 1945, in a deserted area called Jornada del Muertos near Alamogordo, New Mexico. At 2: 45 a.m. local time, the Enola Gay, a B-29 bomber loaded with an atomic bomb, took off from the US air base on Tinian Island in the western Pacific. Six and a half hours later, at...
  • Plutonium 239 For Atomic Bombs
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    'No man-made phenomenon of such tremendous power had ever occurred before. The lighting effects beggared description. The whole country was lighted by a searing light with the intensity many times greater than that of the midday sun. It was golden, purple, violet, gray, and blue... ' (Groueff 355). The words of Brigadier General Thomas F. Farrell describe the onset of the atomic age, which began on July 16, 1945 in Alamogordo, New Mexico. This was the site of the first large-scale atomic test, w...
  • Atomic Bomb
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    What I find most admirable about Albert Einstein is the way he thought up his theories and had the ability to conduct experiments on them. By doing this, he answered many questions of the scientific realm of the world. Some of the traits I admire are: 1. A trait I admire is his curiosity because he always wanted to find out how things worked. When he was five years old his father gave him a compass. It was a mystery to him. He wanted to know why the arrow always pointed north. His father explain...
  • Uranium Bomb
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    Atom bomb nuclear weapon manhattan project albert einstein 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 tobuild 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 ...
  • Atomic Bomb Projects
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    The Atomic Bomb The year was 1945. The war in the Pacific had reached it's climax with the attack on Pearl Harbor, or so the world thought! In 1943 a new era was just being discovered when Albert Einstein had uncovered anew way of destroying things. One so powerful it could wipe out entire cities in seconds. When Albert told the president of the U.S.A. he had no idea of what the army was going to do with that know lege, the know lege of Atomic Theory! When the president of the United States of A...
  • Atomic Research
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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...
  • Underlying Effects Of The Atomic Bomb
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    During World War Two, many types of technology were being invented and advanced. Most types of technology are often discovered by or at least first utilized by the government and military, and there is no time in which this is more evident then in wartime. All countries want to be the most advanced and have the newest technology that would be even unimaginable to their counterparts. World War Two was in some ways, the beginning of a time filled with much technological advancement. All of the mor...
  • Destructive Force Of An Atomic Bomb
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    An atomic bomb is a bomb in which the splitting of atomic nuclei results in an explosion of tremendous force and heat, accompanied by a blinding light. The destructive force of an atomic bomb is due to nearly instantaneous and uncontrolled successive fissions of uranium or plutonium atoms in a chain reaction, each fission releasing tremendous energy and also neutrons which produce the succeeding fission (The World Book Dictionary 129). In other words, these bombs are very powerful. This was demo...
  • Development Of A More Powerful Hydrogen Bomb
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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. Rober...
  • Use Of The Bomb
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    It is said that there are two views about the use of the atomic bomb, orthodox and revisionist. The orthodox view is one of solely winning the war, while the revisionist view is one of intimidating the Soviet Union. While I do not believe that the atomic bomb was a necessary weapon in this war, I do think it helped the US kill two birds with one stone. I think it both won the war and scared the USSR in the process. An important argument for the use of the atomic bomb was the distrust of the Sovi...
  • Six Hersey
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    Hiroshima John Herseys Hiroshima gives us the experience of six people who survived the atomic bomb on August 6, 1945. A hundred thousand people were killed by the atomic bomb. These six were among the survivors. John Hersey tells you (the reader) their stories, and has returned to find them forty years later to tell you their fates. These six people vary in gender, age and profession. Miss Toshio Sasaki, a clerk in the personnel department of the East Asia Tin Works; Dr. Masa kazu Fuji, a physi...
  • Most Powerful Bomb
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    On August 2, 1965, at exactly 8: 15 p. m., the first ever atomic bomb dropped on a town detonated above Hiroshima, creating a noisy flash. Many of the people not killed by the initial blast may have wished they were because they suffered greatly. Many were blinded by the flash, which melted the eyes of some. Many others had their hair torn off by the bomb's power. A few were fortunate enough to find shelter or, or have shelter find them as the blast forced burnings down on people. Many survivors...
  • Bombing Raids On Japan Cities
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    "A bright light filled the plane. We turned back to look at Hiroshima. The city was hidden by that awful cloud... boiling up, mushrooming". (web) What could cause such devastation Fat Man and Little Boy, the bombs that ended World War II and brought the world into the nuclear age. In September 1940, after the fall of France, Hitler and Mussolini made an alliance with Japan. The Tripartite Pact provided the right of entry of Japanese troops into Indochina. Japan quietly extended her influence in ...
  • Topic Of The Bombing Of Heroshima
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    Nikki Phillips Eng 101 l 0: 40 Proj. 3 "If they do not now accept our terms, they may expect a rain of ruin from the air, the like of which has never been seen on this earth The Japanese city was a wasteland of scattered ashes. a few chimneys survived, standing upright. Trees were bare; mounds of bicycles lay crumpled and warped. On that bright and cloudless morning an uranium bomb as innocent sounding as "Little Boy" hit this town. After a great-blinding flash, 70,000 people were literally burn...
  • Decision To Use The Atomic Bomb
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    More than half of a decade after the United States of America dropped the Atomic Bomb on two cities in Japan in 1945, there is still an enormous debate over it. The decision to drop the Atom Bomb created a huge impact on Americans and forever changed the way that other nations view the United States. Gar Alperovitz's book, The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb, discusses many viewpoints of people involved with the decision before and after the bomb was dropped. This is shown when Helmer attempts t...
  • Clinton Engineer Works At Oak Ridge
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    The Manhattan Project In 1939, the Nazis were rumored to be developing an atomic bomb. The United States initiated its own program under the Army Corps of Engineers in June 1942. America needed to build an atomic weapon before Germany or Japan did. General Leslie R. Groves, Deputy Chief of Construction of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, was appointed to direct this top-secret project. He established three large engineering and production centers at remote U.S. sites: the Clinton Engineer Works...
  • My Experience Of The Atomic Bomb
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    The Szilard petition. The first version of the letters is much more direct in its way of delivering the message to the president. There are some passages in the first text which uses a more agrresive language than the second. Ex. Letter one, line nine: "The destruction of Japanese cities, by means of atomic bombs may very well be an effective method of warfare" and in the second text it says: "attacks by atomic bombs may very well be an effective method of warfare" In the first letter it also sa...
  • Power Of 500 Atomic Bombs
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    Atomic Power Keeps the World on the Brink It was 1945 and World War II was in full swing. Bombs were falling all over Europe, destruction was everywhere, and Nazi death camps were running at full speed attempting to exterminate the Jewish population and others deemed undesirable. Japan's bombing of Pearl Harbor, four years earlier, had forced the United States to end its isolationist practices and join the battle. In the secret labs of Los Alamos there lurked a new weapon. At this lab scientists...

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