Manhattan Project Research Paper

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The Manhattan Project The Manhattan Project- The Project of designing and building the Atomic Bomb. The Atomic bomb(A-Bomb) was created to save American lives. Would it later be worth the lives it destroyed or the lives it saved? In 1939, Scientists discovered fission. They would later use radioactive materials to create a bomb of unprecented power. FDR created the Uranium Committee to further investigate into this massive project. This project was officially called the Manhattan Engineer District(MED). This project was a $2-billion dollar effort that required them to obtain the two isotopes(Uranium and Plutonium). These two were used in the of the process called gaseous diffusion. On July 16, 1945, near Alamorgordo, The “Little …show more content…
A scientist said “ As a scientists who worked on the atomic bomb, I am appalled that the public is so apathetic and so uninformed about the dangerous social consequences of our development”. There is no secret of the atomic bomb. They created a scary situation for the U.S because that meant that many other countries would begin to create their own atomic bombs. This began to make many Americans paranoid and to begin protecting themselves of what was to come. Many people began to build fallout shelters to protect themselves. A Fallout shelter is a civil defense measure intended to reduce casualties in a nuclear war. It was designed to allow those inside it to avoid exposure to harmful fallout from a nuclear blast and it’s likely aftermath of radiation until radioactivity has dropped to a safer level. A basic shelter consists of shielding that reduces gamma-ray exposure. Even today many people are building these massive inground bunkers. Japan wasn’t so lucky as to begin preparations for the bombs. The U.S took precautions and began to send a message to the japanese people. “We are in possession of the most destructive explosive ever devised to man. A single one of our newly developed atomic bombs is actually the equivalent in explosive power to what 2000 of our giant B-29s can carry on a single mission. This awful fact is one for you to ponder and we solemnly assure you it is grimly

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