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    The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki proved to be fatal for the Japanese; the loss of the war and the irreplaceable loss of over 100,000 innocent lives. Prior to the bombing that occurred in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the U.S. had to develop the fatal weapon that would end the war against Japan. In the Manhattan Project (1940) the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers were tasked with the construction of the facilities needed for the top-secret project. Over the next several years the scientists worked on producing

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    Introduction “Little Boy” and “Fat Man”, the world’s first two nuclear bombs were dropped in two major cities in Japan: Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the 6th and 9th of August 1945. This “experiment” by the United States Government completely demolished the two cities, killing over 150,000 people instantly and nearly 50,000 people died from aftermath as well as radiation. The City of Hiroshima At first, four cities were chosen to be possible targets of the two atomic bombs: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Niigata

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    Advancing Atomic Power

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    Advancing Atomic Power In 1945 the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, creating havoc and death and a new era of warfare. From Einstein's theory to the development of the current day atomic satellite missiles, the atomic bomb has continued to grow in explosive power. The increasing measure of the destructive power of the atomic bomb was first observed when it was secretly detonated in Trinity; secondly when it was dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and today on small uninhabited

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    created by the fission of either plutonium or uranium. Countries across the world would use the atomic device against other countries in order to make advancements. The first atomic weapons that were built for warfare was known as the Little Boy and Fat Man. United States is the first country in history today to ever use the atomic bomb against another country, specifically in Japan on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Although the atomic bomb was well known for its destructive power, it also made

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    as the pressure damage and thermal damage being far greater than any other weaponry. The Cold War Arms Race and Nuclear weapons such as the “Little boy” and “Fat boy,” were very significant because they led the way to new advancements and technology during the pre-Cold War into the Cold War. During the Pre- Cold War the Little Boy and Fat Man were the only two bombs ever in the history of warfare that were dropped. The first one that was dropped was entitled Little Boy. The bomb was dropped on August

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    The Manhattan Project At 5:30 AM July 16th 1945, the nuclear age had started. The world’s first atomic bomb was detonated. On August 6th 1942 at 8:15 AM, an American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, dropped a perfected atomic bomb created by the Americans, over the city of Hiroshima hoping to end the war. Thousands of people died in the two cities in Japan. They were Hiroshima and Nagasaki “the Manhattan Project”. The research and development project that produced these atomic bombs during this time was

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    Atomic Bomb On August 2, 1939 Albert Einstein wrote to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This was right before the start of World War 2. In this letter Einstein and several other scientists told Roosevelt of the efforts Hitler was making to purify U-235 in which he hoped to make an atomic bomb. This is when the United States started the Manhattan Project. This was the project of making an atomic bomb. In the project many brilliant minds were used. The most famous of these people is Robert Oppenheimer

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    The First & Only-Atomic Bomb The atomic bomb, also known as the atom bomb or fission bomb, a weapon whose explosive power originates from the fission of atomic nuclei, a reaction in which an atomic nucleus splits in two. When the nucleus of a heavy atom, such as the element uranium-235, which is what the atom bomb is made out of, is split, a certain amount of mass disappears and an equivalent amount of energy is released. This was expressed by the equation E=mc2 (energy = mass times the speed

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    Have you ever wonder how the Manhattan Project changed the world. The Manhattan Project was such a world changer that many events caused it to go under development such as: building the Atomic bomb before the Nazi German regime could, the attack on Pearl Harbor and putting an end to a deadly war. By building the Atomic bomb it would give an edge in defeating Hitler if it was ever needed to be used against them. With the attack on Pearl Harbor it brought the U.S into the war. There was only two ways

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    The Manhattan Project In 1938, three German scientists split the uranium atom, created fission, and jumped ahead in the race for discovering the secrets of the atomic bomb. A few world scientists were informed about the discovery, including a familiar name. Albert Einstein was urged by Leo Szilard to send a letter to the President of the United States that told Franklin Delanor Roosevelt that splitting an uranium atom could result in nuclear fission. In 1942, Roosevelt began to put his plans into

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