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    Have you ever heard of the Manhattan Project? Well, the Manhattan Project was a project during World War 2, to build a nuclear weapon. President Truman briefly discussed the idea with Joseph Stalin. There were advantages and disadvantages to the way Truman broke the news to Stalin. In the Secretary of State James Byrnes' versions, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's version, and President Truman's version, they noted that that Stalin lacked emotion once President Truman mentioned it to…

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    The Manhattan Project was a secret project name for the production of the atomic bomb by the United States of America. It was named the Manhattan Project because most of the research was done in New York City. The reason why all of this research ever started was because of the Japanese. They got the United States into the war in the first place. No one except a couple of scientists knew they were really working on the project. There were nearly 125,000 people working on the nuclear bomb but only…

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    1. Before the Manhattan Project began, scientists portrayed an urgency in developing a weapon using nuclear fission mainly due to fear, that the German scientists might be able to deliver the nuclear bomb to Hitler before them (Hughes,2002, Chapter 4). As discussed in class, the need to race the Germans in building the bomb can be seen in the letter Leo Szilard wrote to Einstein. Secondly, the project was kept secretive in the beginning with remote locations across the country; where the…

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    The Manhattan Project was a program to build an the very first and extraordinary atomic bomb . An atomic bomb is a explosive that derives its destructive power from the rapid release of nuclear energy by fission of heavy atomic nuclei, causing damage through heatblast, and radioactivity. There was a Program specifically built for the Atomic bomb, but it didn’t just start with somebody saying “Let’s build a bomb with all these chemicals.” No, it came to be by the splitting of an atom. The very…

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    High Performing Team: The Manhattan Project For a team to become high performing, it must have certain quantifiable characteristics. Among them are a reason, purpose, and sense of urgency. The Manhattan Project Team had and utilized all three of these criteria. In 1939, World War was raging in Europe as the Nazi Party was sweeping across the continent in search of global domination. Two refugee scientists, Albert Einstein and Leo Szilard, sent a letter to President Roosevelt warning him that…

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    The Manhattan Project: the nuclear race that changed the world The Manhattan Project was a research project that began in 1942 with the goal of building the world’s first atomic bomb. The project pushed limits and ethics on an international scale in a race to develop a nuclear war weapon, a new concept of the time. With world war two dawning on America and the intelligence that the Nazis were attempting to build a bomb, the United States took action by beginning the project. Competition between…

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    From 1942 to 1946, the development of the Manhattan Project and the decision by President Harry S. Truman to drop the Atomic Bomb on the Japanese to bring an end to the Pacific War was justified in terms of diminishing both casualty and expenditure costs for both countries. Paragraph 1: Birth of the Manhattan Project In order to escape persecution in Germany, scientists such as Albert Einstein fled their homes to the United States in an effort to warn the United States government of German’s…

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    believed that the energy harvested could be useful to making such powerful weapons. The Manhattan Project was a code name given in 1941 for the devising of the atomic bomb. At one point, there were over 120,000 Americans that were employed in this project, and almost two billion dollars were put into research. Isabella Karle is a scientist who worked in the field of crystallography, and during the Manhattan Project she worked on plutonium chemistry. With her advances in molecular structures,…

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    mass destruction with a bomb. Scientists who fled persecution, like Albert Einstein agreed to inform president Roosevelt about the dangers of atomic technology. In late 1941 the American effort to produce an atomic bomb received the name, “The Manhattan Project.” In the beginning research was conducted at Columbia University, Berkeley, and the University of Chicago. The first controlled nuclear chain reaction was done at the University of Chicago under the grandstands of Stagg Field. A nuclear…

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    society, and made people’s life better. However, its fast development is inseparable from the Manhattan Project in the World War II and the cruel results of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Also it led to years of the cold war between Soviet and the United States, which kept the balance of power in the world by the fear and the advancement of nuclear power. Since the…

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