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    The U.S. government fund nuclear weapons research called The Manhattan Project. On July 16, 1945, a nuclear device test located in the Trinity test at Alamogordo, New Mexico was proof of success (Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - HISTORY.com, n.d.). President Truman was informed the possible impact that could cause the use atomic bomb in the war. He spoke with the Secretary of War Harry Stimson and the lead of The Manhattan Project Army General Leslie Groves and was advised that it could take…

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    the Manhattan project. According to Thomas P. Hughes Alexander Sachs “… played a critical role in bringing the attention of his friend Roosevelt to the threat of a German atomic bomb.” (Hughes 374). The physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer was appointed by President Roosevelt to lead the Manhattan Project with General Leslie Groves which was assigned the task of creating a nuclear weapon before the Germans…

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    The atomic bombs that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki (“Little Boy and “Fat Man”) killed a total of roughly 100-110 thousand people. There were more deaths than needed. The U.S. did not inform Japan of the bombing so that the women and children could escape. The U.S. should not have used atomic bombs against Japan to end World War II. What is an atomic bomb? Well, an atomic bomb is a bomb that derives its destructive power from a rapid release of nuclear energy by fission of heavy atomic…

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    World War II began on September 1, 1939. At approximately this time, American physicists discovered that splitting atoms can cause a powerful explosion. Though the atomic bomb was not existent until later in the war, well respected, American physicists believed atomic bombs could be produced. They also believed that the bombs could demolish a large city with one, single blast. As the war progressed, rivalries grew more intense and the first atomic bomb was developed. Albert Einstein was one of…

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    Many minds of many countries came together to form the Manhattan project, and American’s could not have and may not even have tried to do it alone at the time. Hitler forced many to flee because of his fascist dictatorship, and several of these immigrants played a major role in creating the atomic bombs, and without…

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    On August 9th, 1945 a second bomb was dropped by the United states, at Nagasaki resulting in a final surrender from Japan. General Leslie R. Forests, the man in charge of sorting out the Manhattan Project, which tackled the issue of creating and conveying the atomic blast, evaluated that another iota bomb which would be prepared to use against Japan by August 17th or 18th, however council members who were ambitious in ending the war decided to drop the bombs earlier and dote on Japan’s…

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    On April 22, 1904, the cries of a newborn J. Robert Oppenheimer were heard. He was born into a wealthy New York family. His father, Julius Oppenheimer was an immigrant from Germany in his family’s textile importing business while his mother; Ella Friedman was a painter in New York where her ancestry had been there for generations. Later on, he would receive a little brother named Frank, who would be also be a future physicist. At a young age, he was a sheltered child who was instilled morals,…

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    soldiers were brutally killed in an instant by two American-made atomic bombs. Years of horrendous fallout would then follow in the wake of two of the worst man-made disasters of all time. This was the work of the many people who contributed to the Manhattan Project, which Julius Oppenheimer was chiefly involved. As the director of the Los Alamos Laboratory in New Mexico, Julius was instrumental in the development of the world’s first weapon of mass destruction. What would cause this man to…

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    atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was one of the most controversial issues of the 20th century. Little Boy and Fat Man were the two atomic bombs that were used against Japan in August 1945. They were created for the Manhattan Project in 1942, which was a secret military project to produce the first U.S. nuclear weapon. The U.S. decided to build and use nuclear weapons, as they feared the Nazi Germany might build one before them and use it during World War II. After continuous four years…

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    applauded for their work on the bomb and were honored with titles of “Heroes of Socialist Labor,” or the less reputable award, “The Order of Lenin.” If not for the successful detonation, these men would have been executed for failure of such a classified project. The United States had become aware of the communist detonation when an American spy plane picked up radiation off of the coast of Siberia. In 1946, when the…

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