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    Julius Robert Oppenheimer is often referred to as the “father of the atomic bomb.” a title he earned for his role in the Manhattan Project as the wartime head of the Los Alamos Laboratory; where, the first Nuclear bombs used in the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II were developed and tested. After the war ended, Oppenheimer was appointed the chairman of the General Advisory Committee of the United States Atomic Energy Commission, where he lobbied extensively for the international control of nuclear power to prevent the apparent probability of Nuclear Proliferation and an arms race with the Soviet Union. (Hewlett) Oppenheimer was born on April 22, 1904 to Jewish parents. His father was a wealthy textile merchant and his mother…

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    Groves’ appointment was a disagreement between the military and scientists regarding the procurement of a production site in Tennessee. Groves showed his strength in administration and project management by obtaining the Tennessee site and a higher priority rating for project materials within two days of his reassignment, effectively resolving the dispute (AJ, 2015). Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory – Project Y The Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, also known as Project Y, was the laboratory…

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    success that DuPont has now, the project was a great opportunity to those companies to expand their business as industry giants, and those engineers and scientists involved were allowed to explore their possibilities without stressing their financial and social status. The competition between the nations and the contests of experiments and researches brought radical advancement of the technology. In December 1942, Italian Enrico Fermi succeeded to produce a controlled chain reaction in Chicago…

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    New York Mineralogical Club; they hadn’t realized that Oppenheimer was only twelve years old. Oppenheimer was so intellectually advantaged that he completed both third and fourth grade in one year, and he skipped half of eighth grade. He graduated as valedictorian of his high school class in 1921. He was a versatile scholar in English and French literature, as well as mineralogy. In 1922, Oppenheimer was admitted into Harvard in order to major in chemistry. Upon taking a thermodynamics class…

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    Due to the nature of technology, many parallels exist between the atomic bomb and new and emerging technologies. Thus, all of the decisions regarding the development and implementation of contemporary technologies should be informed by those decisions made in the 1940’s concerning the atomic bomb. These decisions demonstrate the importance of being inclusive in discussions, considering the of impacts before development begins, having an existing problem that needs to be solved, and restricting…

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    World War II, Pacific warfront, the United States was developing a means to end the warfront. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, an ambitious lead scientist, worked on the top-secret project called “The Manhattan Project”. Robert Oppenheimer was specialized nuclear fission theories. He worked with the project throughout and with supervision of the U.S. Army. Robert was essential to the developmental process of the atomic bomb. Robert Oppenheimer knew the statics of the destruction impact. He was faced…

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    The Manhattan District was established on 18 June 1942, was meant to appear to outsiders as another Army Corps of Engineers district, it was named after the city where its headquarters was located. There were three primary Manhattan Project sites - Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Hanford, Washington; and Los Alamos, New Mexico - accounted for the bulk of the development and assembly work for the bomb, though important work took place in many places around the country. Manhattan was the location of key…

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    President Franklin Roosevelt called December 7, 1941, "a date which will live in infamy." On December 7, 1941 Japanese attacked pearl harbor with planes in Hawaii territory bombing the united states naval base that is in pearl harbor, this attacks bombing nearly killed more than 2,300 Americans, in the process destroying the American battle ship U.S.S. over 2,335 military personnel were killed this included 2,008 navy personnel, 109 marines, and 218 army, and 68 civilians. The total of deaths…

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    A percentage of history is evaluated through the use of firsthand accounts and personal bias, even if not on purpose. Both director of The Day After Trinity, Jon H. Else, and Thomas Misa interpreted the events leading up to the atomic bomb differently. In Misa’s chapter seven, Misa, mentioned how the development of the atomic bomb was essentially a national effort with many failures and successes. Misa treats each step in the process as equal, and even goes out of the way to explain utter…

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    General Leslie Groves asked a lot of scientist how to make a bomb like that and almost every one of the explanations that he didn’t understand. Then Robert came along and explained it to him.For this he put Robert in charge of the who would help with the Manhattan Project. Also, he was in charge of where it would happen, so he proposed that a new town would be created not made, this town was later named Los Alamos. “"He's a genius. A real genius... Why, Oppenheimer knows about everything. He…

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