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1 Manhattan project By Carolina Gomez

2 Role in WW2 The Manhattan Project most destructive weapon in the history of combat. It helped bring an end to the most destructive conflict. Devolved by the United States. It was the first atomic bomb after the 1930’s when the Nazi Germany started planning their own nuclear weapon scientists became scared and created Manhattan Project. The big and most important reason for using it was simply the US wanted to end the war and make Japan surrender.

3 The Impact Before it was dropped the US tested it. They dropped it in Japan at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Killing thousands of people not soldiers but civilians. there is only a estimate of about million of deaths. It was a success of the bomb. This also caused Soviet Union to make their own atomic bomb. This bomb could actually destroy entire cities and civilizations. Now more countries have done the same. After the bomb in Japan no one has ever used this weapon against another country. The Manhattan Project is a very controversial some believe that it was unnecessary for them while others think it was the right thing to do. The blast,.034 seconds after detonation

4 Portrayed Negative-As for the Japanese people it was a terrible and a huge suffering movement. Many where killed immediately while others like Dr. Michihiko Hachiya lived through that day. There's how he remember that day, “Suddenly, a strong flash of light startled me - and then another. So well does one recall little things that I remember vividly how a stone lantern in the garden became brilliantly lit and I debated whether this light was caused by a magnesium flare or sparks from a passing trolley. All over the right side of my body I was cut and bleeding. A large splinter was protruding from a mangled wound in my thigh, and something warm trickled into my mouth. My check was torn, I discovered as I felt it gingerly, with the lower lip laid wide open. Embedded in my neck was a sizable fragment of glass which I matter-of-factly dislodged, and with the detachment of one stunned and shocked I studied it and my blood-stained hand. Where was my wife? Suddenly thoroughly alarmed, I began to yell for her: 'Yaeko-san! Yaeko-san! Where are you?' Blood began to spurt. Had my carotid artery been cut? Would I bleed to death? Frightened and irrational, I called out again 'It's a five-hundred-ton bomb! Yaeko- san, where are you? A five- hundred-ton bomb has fallen!' Yaeko-san, pale and frightened, her clothes torn and blood stained, emerged from the ruins of our house holding her elbow. Seeing her, I was reassured. My own panic assuaged, I tried to reassure her.“

5 Portrayed Positive-As for the US the saw it as a great victory. Saving thousands of American servicemen lives. It was a great combination of science, government, academia, military, and industry to create it. There a quote of what a chemist thought of it, ”At Los Alamos during World War II there was no moral issue with respect to working on the atomic bomb. Everyone was agreed on the necessity of stopping Hitler and the Japanese from destroying the free world. It was not an academic question ‚ our friends and relatives were being killed and we, ourselves, were desperately afraid.” -Joseph O. Hirschfelder

6 Resources Pictures- tudent%20work/ManhattanProject_files/image002.jpghttp://www2.dsu.nodak.edu/users/jbrudvig/Technology%20Projects/webquests/s tudent%20work/ManhattanProject_files/image002.jpg gifhttp://www.cfo.doe.gov/me70/manhattan/images/SpecialTopics1Large. gif

7 Resources /texts/timeline/manhattan.htmlhttp://library.thinkquest.org/17940 /texts/timeline/manhattan.html

8 Pictures Hiroshima after the bombing Nagasaki after the bombing Location of the Manhattan Project Some of the scientist that created Manhattan Project


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