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The Atomic Bomb
Transcript of The Atomic Bomb
In early 1939 the US discovered that German scientists learned of the splitting an uranium atom. Scientists Albert Einstein and Enrico Fermi rallied for an atomic research program. In 1941 the Manhattan project was started
The Trinity Test
On July 16, 1945, Los Amos scientists detonated a nuclear
bomb and Alamogordo,
New Mexico. The bomb was set upon a steel tower at 5:30.This was the first time that a nuclear explosion ever occured.
On August 6th, 1945 the little boy atomic bomb was dropped on the ci of Hiroshima. The firestorm instantly killed 33,000 to 83,000 on the first day. the other 90,000 to 166,000 died in the months after.
It was August 9th, 1945 at 11:02 am when we dropped the second atomic bomb in Nagasaki, the shipbuilding center. The very industry needed to be destroyed. The deaths were between 16-18 thousand but the exact numbers are impossible to count due to disintegrated bodies and destroyed records
-The war against the Japanese was going badly
-Predicted victory would take many years and cost many American troops lives
-Something needed to be done to speed American victory
-It was decided nuclear bombs were the best bet
The Atomic Bomb
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Splitting The Atom
When an Atomic Bomb detonates the heavy metals inside are fused together by a high explosive lens until the nuclear core detonates
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-The government gave this little priority
until 1941, the bombing of Pearl Harbor which served as a reaffirmation that the American government must create the atomic bomb before the Germans.
-The nuclear bomb was never planned to be used, it was a political tool
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-Code named "Manhattan"
When a nuclear bomb is dropped the fireball created reaches 100 Million F. so hot It will either instantly petrify or vaporize any organic matter, hence the name black body radiation
Estimated death count of the bomb was
130,000 in Hiroshima. In Nagasaki was estimated to 60,000 to 70,000 due to the amount of mountains and hills in the geography
Even now, after over half a century later, many aftereffects remain: leukemia, A-bomb cataracts, and cancers of thyroid, breast, lungs, salivary glands, birth defects, including mental retardation, and fears of birth defects in their children, plus, of course, the disfiguring keloid scars.
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Only watch till the first explosion
The American public had an originally positive reaction that degraded with the passing months. Because the dropping of the bombs ended WWII the population was ecstatic until reports of the hideous radiation mutilations. then people began to rally and public opinion dropped.