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Bomb of Mad Destruction!
Transcript of Bomb of Mad Destruction!
Albert Einstien wrote the letter basically tell FDR that Germany was building a weapon or mad destruction and Einstien was warning them and giving them an update on what Germany was doing before he came to the United States to escape the holocaust of Jews but little did he know that he was going to regret the letter forever after he saw the effects of the atomic bomb of "Little boy" and "fat boy".
President FDR read the letter and took the liberty to make the atomic bomb without hesitation to beat Germany from making the atomic bomb first. A few days later president FDR died in office. Harry Truman took the role of becoming president of the United States and making a difficult decision on rather to drop the bomb on Hiroshima that was normally planed to be dropped on Germany that had already surrendered or send some American troops to invade Japan.
Time put him on its cover with an explosion mushrooming behind him that had E = mc2 emblazoned on it. In a story overseen by an editor named Whittaker Chambers, the magazine noted with its typical prose from the period: “[T]here will be dimly discernible, to those who are interested in cause & effect in history, the features of a shy, almost saintly, childlike little man with the soft brown eyes, the drooping facial lines of a world-weary hound, and hair like an aurora borealis....Albert Einstein did not work directly on the atom bomb. But Einstein was the father of the bomb in two important ways: 1) it was his initiative which started U.S. bomb research; 2) it was his equation (E = mc2) which made the atomic bomb theoretically possible.”
Hiroshima was chosen as the primary target since it had remained largely untouched by bombing raids, and the bomb’s effects could be clearly measured. While President Truman had hoped for a purely military target, some advisers believed that bombing an urban area might break the fighting will of the Japanese people. Hiroshima was a major port and a military headquarters, and therefore a strategic target.
Information about After .
Information came back from Japan to the United States for President Truman and Albert Einstein. As the people of America were relief that WW2 was at an end, Albert Einstein and Leo Szilard were both horrified by the news and photos that were brought back. Albert Einstein regretted writing the letter to FDR informing him about Germany and encouraging them to make an Atomic Bomb. Leo Szilard was so disappointed in himself that he quit the only thing he loved.