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1 The First Atomic Bombs Manhattan Project and the Atomic Bomb Andrew Tozzi

2 Overview In 1942, FDR gave the highest national priority to the development of the Atom Bomb. The First Atomic Bombs to ever be used were dropped on the Japan cities of Nagasaki, and Hiroshima. Around 100,000 people were killed in Hiroshima, 6 lived. The Manhattan Project cost billions of dollars and employed tens of thousands of people.

3 Who? FDR gave the orders to start to develop the atom bomb. The Atomic Bomb was developed by scientists studying the atoms in uranium, a certain type of metal. Many Jewish scientists fled Germany to the United States, and helped develop the bomb.

4 What? The Manhattan project was the codename for the creation of the atom bomb, its was FDR’s idea to develop the bomb.

5 When? The first bomb was dropped on Japans city of Hiroshima August 6 th, The second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki 3 days later on August 9 th, 1945.

6 Where? 1 st bomb- Hiroshima, Japan. 2 nd bomb- Nagasaki, Japan. Alamogordo airbase in New Mexico was where the first atomic bomb test took place. This explosion’s shock waves were so great that they broke a window 125 miles away, and so bright that a blind women insisted that she was the flash.

7 Why? FDR thought that Germany was also creating an atomic bomb, so he felt that we needed to make one first. President Harry S. Truman thought the atomic bomb would force Japan to surrender. –August 14, Japan surrenders

8 How? During the 1930’s German scientists learned that when a single atom of Uranium split, it released a very large amount of energy into the atmosphere.

9 Works cited America at War. New York: Facts on File, inc, The First Atomic Bomb Blast, Ibis Communications, Inc., 14 Aug Web. 25 Mar United States History. Boston: Werner Lapsanky, Weapons or World War II. Edina: Abdo Company, inc, 2003.


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