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    authorized the creation of the Manhattan Project. The Manhattan Project was the US’s response to the research and creation of nuclear weapons in Nazi Germany. The Manhattan Project was led by a scientist named Robert Oppenheimer. The scientists developed two different types of atomic bombs: the gun-type and the implosion device (Manhattan Project). In the gun-type device critical mass was obtained by firing a sub-critical uranium projectile through a barrel toward another sub-critical uranium target (Atomic Heritage). Sub- critical means that the uranium isn’t at the required mass for a chain reaction to occur. This type of device was later used in the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan. The bomb dropped was code named Little Boy. The…

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    The Manhattan Project was the codename for the classified government inquiry project to build atomic bombs. The scientists needed to work swiftly for the enemy’s attempt to build atomic bombs. The Manhattan Project took a stand by racing against the clock to develop atomic bombs. It also took a stand in World War II, in science, and in politics. World War II took place from 1939 to 1945. The main countries that supported Hitler’s regimes were Germany, Italy, and Japan. The other side…

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    “The Manhattan Project” was a former research project that was responsible for developing the first atomic bombs during World War II, with the support of the United Kingdom and Canada from 1942 to 1945 . General Leslie Groves of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer were in-charge of the Project . The members of the committee combined their expertise, technology, science and finance. The success of the Manhattan Project was when a uranium bomb called “Little…

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    Origination and Initiation of the Manhattan Project The development of atomic bomb in the United States started in 1939 when a small number of physicists were alarmed over the possibility of Germany successfully developing an atomic bomb and warned President Roosevelt. Einstein and Szilard wrote a letter on their proposal about atomic bombs and was delivered to the President's aide, General Edwin Watson, by Alexander Sachs, an economist and writer who had a friendly relationship with Roosevelt.…

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    The headquarters of the Manhattan project was located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. This was during World War II they developed a program that would be able to harness the power of fission. Then later known as the Manhattan project. The goal was to make the first atomic bomb. The reason why the Manhattan is called what it is because their original offices were in and around New York, but then late 1943 they moved down to a town later called Oak Ride, Tennessee. This town was specially designed for…

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    and used in order for the Allied Forces to win the war. The Allies were a group of countries consisting of Russia, Britain, France, the U.S., and China. All of these countries had aligned with one another in order to stop the Axis’s plans. The Axis had consisted of Germany, Italy, and Japan and they had planned on taking land from other countries and gaining more power in Europe. The main events that lead to the Manhattan Project were Pearl Harbor and Japan's refusal to sign the ultimatum.…

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    of nuclear reactors and soon after, the atomic bomb. On November 6th, 1941, Compton introduced a report on the military uses of atomic energy with the help of physicist, Ernest O. Lawrence. His presentation set forth many possibilities. Lawrence had told Compton about the unearthing of plutonium. This discovery had changed the probability for atomic energy. The commencement of the Manhattan Project in the U.S. was predominantly because…

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    The Manhattan Project was the U.S. government’s research project that produced the first Atomic bomb. (Encyclopædia Britannica Inc.) This project lasted from 1942 through 1945. (Encyclopædia Britannica Inc.) It was prompted by the discovery that German radiochemists Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann discover the process of fission in uranium in December of 1938. (Energy.gov) (Atomic Archive) Albert Einstein decided it was necessary to write President Franklin D. Roosevelt warning him that Germany…

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    The Manhattan Project was code name for called the atomic bomb includes the large amount uranium and plutonium developed by government during World war ll. Cooperated with British and Canadian scientists were nuclear expert. Over 100,000 scientists and engineers worked on the project and the project cost a total of 2 billion dollars. The first test was done on June 16, 1945 at the Los Alamos laboratory in the New Mexican desert. The gigantic explosion was flash of light and has to visible for…

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    There were many factors that gave the United States the upper hand in World War 2. One of the biggest ones was the Manhattan Project, which was the program that developed the first atomic bomb that began in 1939. But what is the Manhattan Project? Who was involved? Where and when did they actually use a perfected version of the Atom bomb and what was the aftermath? Though some of this may have been lost in history by the brilliant minds behind the project, we do know some very important…

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