However, Tenno Hirohito, the Emperor of Japan, during World War II would not agree to those circumstances. Truman then authorized the use of the atomic bomb, which was made to save American troops because military advisers stated that around half a million soldiers lives were at risk if they were sent overseas (“The Bombings of Hiroshima” n.p.). Around one-hundred and forty thousand civilians died over time from the effects of the atomic bomb and almost seventy percent of the buildings were destroyed. Only five buildings didn’t need major repairs even though their buildings are more stable than ones in America for earthquakes regulations (Hersey 81). Just imagine what people were going through, some people were disintegrated, others lost limbs, and then after the bombing the distress wasn’t over, people then died of radiation sickness.
This essay is about how gunpowder can be used as a good thing or a bad thing and how it is used today. In the first source it stated that gunpowder was an accident by The Chinese and they were trying to make a potion for immortality but instead they ended up with gunpowder. Which contains potassium nitrate, common charcoal, and sulfur. The person who invented the record of gunpowder is Wujing Zongyao, and the first person to create gunpowder was Tang Dynasty and Song Dynasty.
Along with silk, gunpowder is another historic invention by the Chinese. It’s original development dates back to around 850 A.D. Gunpowder was actually invented by accident by Chinese alchemists seeking the “elixir to immortality”. Merchants gallantly travelled across mountain ranges and deserts to bring gunpowder to the west. The gunpowder had a very great impact on western civilization, as we know it today. The Silk Road was the missing factor that would change the face of warfare across the planet.
Romans broke the spice trade monopoly of Arabs. According to the records, it is not clear whether Romans were able to find the real sources of cinnamon. From this point of the story, it is hard to say the type of cinnamon this historical evidence is referred, whether it is Ceylon or Cassia cinnamon. First evidence on Ceylon cinnamon came into light in the thirteenth century. Europeans who were experiencing the trade monopoly of Arabians, launched expeditions in search for the magical sources of cinnamon.
Many witnesses said they could hear two distinct explosions few second apart. If it was only attacking then it would only be 1 explosion not 2 explosions. Another reason why it was external mine because the report from the diver who swam down and invent the bottom plate of the ship. The 3 metal plates of the ship were bent inward however, if it was an internal explosion, then it the metal plates would be bent outward not inward.
Most people may think that gunpowder has changed a lot because it was invented such a long time ago but really it has barely changed at all. The mixture for gunpowder today is normally smokeless powder but the same or a very similar mixture to ancient China’s was used until the nineteenth century. The mixture for gun powder could change depending on it’s use for example the gunpowder required for a bomb needs to have a high explosion rate whereas the gunpowder for a bullet needs to have a slower explosion rate so that the bullet travels
The notoriety of Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde has made the narrative about the duality of man humanity known even to those who have never open the book nor seen the famous film adaptation. However, though it may not be immediately apparent, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is, at its core, a story of addiction. Britain’s Pharmacy Act of 1868 had sought to identify and eliminate the use of narcotics, and though the effects were largely beneficial at first, by the 1880’s, when Stevenson’s novella was first published, deaths related to opium were on the rise. It is no coincidence that the title character is a chemist, like those affected by the Pharmacy Act, nor is it a coincidence that he is the victim of an addiction.
In part two of chapter five is all about Robert Boyle’s discoveries. One of Boyle’s experiments made him believe that he had created gold by combining silver, mercury, or lead to make something that had the appearance of gold. What he didn’t know is that he actually created iron pyrite, also known as fool 's gold because of its appearance. In 1689, Boyle believed to be closer to discovering the secret and did eventually succeeded in making a red powder but when he died in 1691 Isaac Newton wrote to John Locke asking him if he could find the powder and send it to him. He did eventually find it but had to write again because he didn’t known the use for it.
Chinese did not really used the invention of gun powder for military use, such as weapons a lot. They used it more for the invention of fire crackers, to wash away the bad spirits. As of today, all over the world they use gunpowder for all sorts of weapons and fireworks. The military has large supplies of gunpowder for use when they go to war, which the Chinese did not really use weapons that much, only for the weapons they used to secure their borders with the other
Gilbert and eventually, a modern version of it was invented in 2003 by a Chinese pharmacist, Hon Lik. He was a smoker himself and invented e-cigarette after his father died due to lung cancer. The reason of his invention is to create a device that would serve as an alternative to the traditional cigarette that could offer lesser risks and harmful chemicals (A look at the history of electronic cigarettes). However, e-cigarette has become dangerous, popular, and unguaranteed. Because e-cigarette has become a hot topic around the world, FDA and other health experts should come to a decision in which the users could be the
The 1800s in North America saw large weaponry changes, particularly for rifles, pistols, and bombs from the days of the Lewis and Clark expedition to the end of the Civil War. There is a slight disagreement on exactly when gunpowder and the weapons using it first were discovered, though most agree it was the Chinese. In the 900 's, Chinese alchemists accidentally discovered gunpowder instead of the intended elixir of immortality.
Throughout history, few substances have had such an impact as gunpowder has. Yet, its discovery in 850 A.D. was a complete accident. Ancient Chinese alchemists during the Han Dynasty spent years working to discover an elixir that could transform the user into an immortal being. Emperor Li Chum, who reigned from 806 to 820 A.D. was one of the many emperors who was intrigued by the idea of living forever and became a consumer of the trial elixirs in hopes of doing just that. Of the ingredients that alchemists experimented with, many were deadly.
Game-Changing Gunpowder In 850 CE, alchemists who were trying to find a way to live forever accidentally invented gunpowder. This accidental invention has had a major affect on modern day society. Gunpowder is an explosive that fuels many everyday objects.