The Manhattan Project and its Consequences
Name: Francis Lolas
Task: investigation about the Manhattan project
Teacher: Ruba Daibes
Word count: 808
Research question: What are the causes that led President Truman to take the decision of dropping the Atomic bomb, and what are the consequences?
In World War II the war ended because of the atomic bombs that were dropped on Japan by the United States of America. Why the Americans did begin to build up the Manhattan Project? Where was the lab that took place in dividing the uranium atoms? ANY ANSWER will be pure speculation and opinion. My guiding question include: What are the causes that led President Truman to take the decision of dropping the Atomic bomb, and what are the consequences? in modern day and with the development of the nuclear weapons; leaders still face problems in taking decisions of using mass destruction weapons that might have even greater impact than the atomic bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. What is the Manhattan Project?
The Manhattan project was made for Americans of building their first bomb in 1945. In 1938 Hitler’s faith was to kill all the Jewish scientists in Germany, for example Albert Einstein had to flee to America where President Franklin Roosevelt asked him to help in building the “A” bomb which they called it in their time.
The Atomic Bomb
Making this bomb takes a lot of Uranium 238 and also takes time and so hard to make Uranium 235. When uranium 238 gets to be combined to the uranium 235 there will be a lot of energy that could destroy and it could evaporate the human kind who is sitting on a stone or metal. There is only one metal that does not melt on a high temperature which is copper the building that was located exactly underneath the bomb did have copper in it and it didn’t melt because of its low melting point.
This image shows the agreement of dropping the bomb or not but this is not clear so when I...
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