The Manhattan Project

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The Manhattan Project The Manhattan Project was to see if making an atomic bomb possible. The success of this project would forever change the world forever making it known that something this powerful can be manmade. The Manhattan Project’s success was something that had an impact on everybody involved since they helped create something with so much destructive power it could destroy a city within seconds. The University of Chicago in Illinois had a huge role with the making of the atomic bomb (The Manhattan Project, Sue Hook). The University has been placed underneath a football field where nobody would have ever thought of it being (The Manhattan Project, Sue Hook). The university tested to see if atomic power actually could be controlled and when the test was confirmed to be a success, it was clear that this was very possible (The atom bomb project, Dale Anderson). If the test had been a failure, then the atomic bomb might have never been created. Since the test was a success, it meant that the project was progressing and that they were getting closer and closer to their goal. Other than the University of Chicago, there had been multiple laboratories that had been set up around the United States to test nuclear substances (The atom bomb project, Dale Anderson). Probably one of the most important ones was in Los Alamos, New Mexico, where the first atomic bomb was created (The Manhattan Project America Makes the First Atomic Bomb, Don Beyer). Los Alamos had been set as a place where the scientists’ wouldn’t have to worry about any secrets getting out of what he or she were doing or how they were testing and designing the bomb. That could have had a tremendous impact on the project and given the information to somebody that c... ... middle of paper ... ...new weapons to the arsenals of a warring world, or to the arsenals of nations preparing for war, then the time will come when mankind will curse the names of Los Alamos and Hiroshima (Sue Hook).” To think that the idea of the atomic bomb first started at a University in Chicago. The atomic bomb was once said to be impossible but in today’s world atomic bomb can be easily produced (Sue Hook). Works Cited Anderson, Dale. the atom bomb project. Milwaukee: world Almanac, 2004. Print. Beyer, Don. The Manhattan Project America Makes the First Atomic Bomb. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991. Print. Hook, Sue. The Manhattan Project. North Mankato: ABDO, 2011. Print. Oppenheimer, Robert. "the Manhattan Project." www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1644.html. N.p.. Web. 14 Nov 2013. "The Manhattan Project." .. ushistory.org. Web. 13 Nov 2013. .

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