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The Manhattan Project
Transcript of The Manhattan Project
May 23, 2018
Facts about The Manhattan Project
The Manhattan project was behind the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan during WWII. The project originally started as a $6,000 reasearch project on various isotope seperation methods (now known as uranium enrichment) later turned into a seven-year long, $2 billion project to build full-scale gaseous diffusion, plutonium, and electromagnetic plants.
Significance of The Manhattan Project
The pros of The Manhattan Project
Some of the pros to The Manhattan Project were that it ended WWII for us, Japan had surrendered. It also saved the lives of all the American soliders that would have been killed in two D-Day style land invasion. But most importantly it boosted development in science, millitary, physics, technology, and engieneering to help create a better United States.
The cons of The Manhattan Project
Some cons to The Manhattan project was that it proved as deadly as possible killing nearly 100,000 to 200,000 Japanese people in the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined. This also started the Cold War. America was seen as threatening and other countries were encouraged to steal nukes from the U.S.
What is The Manhattan Project?
The Manhattan Project was a code name for the United States to build, design and set off a nuclear weapon in the 1940's in WWII. It was created because of the fear of Nazi Germany doing the same thing. This is what triggered The Manhattan Project and was originally based in Manhattan, New York.
The significance of The Manhattan Project was that this was started as a dire measure to defeat Germany. After the bombs were created, they were dropped on July 16, 1945 near Alberqueque, New Mexico as a test run. Two bombs (Little Boy and Fat Man) were later dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.