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The Manhattan Project

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The Manhattan Project was a research development project tasked with developing and constructing the world's first atomic weapons during WWII. The significance of the Manhattan project was what may have prevented some tens of thousands of American soldiers from dying on the front lines, though the feat had a negative impact elsewhere. Be it as it may, the project had initiated in a desperate effort against Nazi Germany to develop the world's first nuclear weapon. Germany had been developing the bomb since 1939 but lacked the necessary resources to complete the project. The final product at a cost of around 2.2 billion dollars in 1945, initiated a new age in America as well as the rest of the world. An age of scientifically, and technologically capable war efforts. The magnitude of the effort is easily matched by its legacy. This legacy includes an ending to World War II, as well as the foundation for Nuclear medicine and great advances in physics, mathematics, and engineering. Though the possibility of Nuclear weapons being deployed remain a threat today, the development of these weapons have left an unforgettable mark on twentieth century developments. Personally, I would agree that these weapons should never be used in combat due to the instances in Japan. Another traumatizing factor is the amount of radiation that an atomic explosion dispenses in a particular region. Radiation which can take decades to fully dissipate.

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The Manhattan Project: Primary Sources - LiveBinder Primary Source #3

First-hand evidence and testimony by witnesses or recorders of the development and implementation of the first atomic bombs.
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A letter from Albert Einstein to the President in 1942.

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14-2122a.gif (557x729 pixels) Primary Source #1

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President Roosevelt addresses the public of the U.S entry into war.

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The Costs of the Manhattan Project: Connection to today #1

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The budget cost of the project when compared to today's dollars.

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The Manhattan Project [ushistory.org] Website #2

The Manhattan Project [ushistory.org] Website #2 | Manhattan Project | Scoop.it
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This website provided more information about the project, as well as the aftermath of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 

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10 Vocabulary Words

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1. Economist-An expert in economics.

2. Abeyance- a state temporary disuse or suspension.

3. Artificer- skilled craftsman or inventor.

4. Gendarme- A french police officer.

5. Indentation- A being indented.

6. Uranium- A grey dense radioactive metal used as a fuel in Nuclear Weapons.

7.Madcap- a reckless, impulsive person.

8.Pantheon- A building in which famous persons of a nation are entombed or commemorated.

9. Parity- Equality in value power, etc.

10. Pensive-Thoughtful or reflective often in a melancholy way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HSI: Historical Scene Investigation Primary #2

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Information from Truman's diary regarding the bomb's development.

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Manhattan Project Archives - Connection to Today #2

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This site talks about the history of the Y-12 National Security Complex in light of its 70 year anniversary. It was one of the plants that played an important role in the Manhattan Project as it assembled the necessary elements to fully construct the bomb.

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History of the Atomic Bomb and The Manhattan Project Website #3

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Albert Einstein and other scientists told Roosevelt of Nazi Germany efforts to build an atomic bomb - the United States Government began the Manhattan Project that produced the first atomic bomb.
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This was by far the best site that I had stumbled upon. It includes an analysis of the major events that took place leading up to the Trinity test; along with pictures, a timeline, and a list of people who became important factors in the development of the a-bomb.

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The Manhattan Project: Making the Atomic Bomb | History of the Atomic Age | atomicarchive.com Website #1

The Manhattan Project: Making the Atomic Bomb | History of the Atomic Age | atomicarchive.com Website #1 | Manhattan Project | Scoop.it
The Manhattan Project: Making the Atomic Bomb is a short history of the origins and development of the American atomic bomb program during World War II.
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This site discussed everything from the Einstein Letter, to the first nuclear weapon detonation at site Trinity. Placed in an orderly timeline setting, I found this site to be a very profound insight on the development of the Atomic Bomb.

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