The Manhattan Project was a task directed by physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Scientists constructed and tested their new tool to help guide America into victory against the Japanese. Their apparatus was a relatively simple gun-type fission weapon made using uranium-235. On impact, the device would trigger a massive explosion, obliterating any tools or supplies that the Japanese had. The United States was strategic on every level.
The force of the ‘Little Boy’ was extremely big and very powerful. As the attack on Hiroshima was in progress Japan was shocked and weakened in a matter of hours (“Hiroshima”). During the time the ‘Little Boy’ bomb that was dropped information was put throughout the media. As can anyone imagine the surprise attack for Pearl Harbor was in no comparison to the world's shock of the use of an atomic bomb. No one knew how big of an event it was going to
Three days later, on August 9th, 1945, America dropped another bomb on Nagasaki with the code name “Fat Man”. As many as 200,000 deaths were caused by “Little Boy” alone and many people would die of radiation for years to come. The dropping of the Atom bomb on Hiroshima is an extremely debatable issue with no right or wrong answer. In this essay I will describe both sides to the argument then conclude using my final opinion on whether I am for or against the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima. There are many reasons why it could be argued that the dropping of the atomic bomb was justified.
Was America right to use atomic weapons against Japan? The dropping of the atomic bomb in Japan at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, was the end of WWII. However, there has been much conflict considering the use of the bomb. In this essay, I will discuss reasons from both sides of the argument and justify my opinion. At this point in the war America had already suffered losses of more than 418,000 lives, both military and civilian.
In chapter four of the novel Wormwood Forest by Mary Mycio, Mycio explains the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear reaction, and how it had changed the ecosystem drastically. Chernobyl was a nuclear power plant in Pripyat, Ukraine that was operational during the time of the Cold War. This power plant had a sudden power surge in its reactor Unit 4, which resulted in a devastating incident. This caused large amounts of radioactive materials to be released into the air, and causing a level seven nuclear disaster, the highest level possible. After reading this chapter, it made me consider the bombs dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima 70 years ago, and the level seven nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan.
The United States did so in 1952 making a very powerful "hydrogen bomb," a fews days after Eisenhower was elected. The 10-megaton blast of the bomb had destroyed the test island of Elugelab, creating an underwater crater 1,500 yards in diameter. With the hydrogen bomb the United States and the world had entered the thermonuclear age. Thermonuclear means relating to or using nuclear reactions that occur only at very high temperatures, or involving weapons in which explosive force in produced by nuclear
Pearl Harbor and America 's Involvement in WW2 "Yesterday, December 7th, 1941- a day which will live in infamy-"- Franklin D. Roosevelt. Infamy means: extremely bad reputation; shamefully criminal, or outrageous act. ( Dictionary.com) Such words used by the president of the time named, Franklin D. Roosevelt, or F.D.R for short. Words used in a context that was against the evil of the attack that the unprovoked bombing was described as.Pearl harbor, the place in December 7th 1941 where much death and sorrow took place. Pearl harbor has given us things that without the bombing, we may never have today.
The Gadget, the first atomic bomb, 1945. The nuclear test of the first detonation of a nuclear weapon was codenamed Trinity, but the atomic device was nicknamed The Gadget. The date of the Trinity test is usually considered to be the beginning of the Atomic Age. The gadget was an implosion-type plutonium device, similar in design to the Fat Man bomb used three weeks later in the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan. The term “Gadget” was a laboratory euphemism for the bomb, from which the laboratory’s weapon physics division, “G Division”, took its name in August 1944.
In 1945, President Truman had to make the most difficult decision of his life. Truman had to decide if the U.S. would drop an atomic bomb on Japan during WWII. He had a way to end the war with Japan, but doing so would unleash the most deadly weapon ever created. The U.S. was 4 years into the war with Japan. While the U.S. troops were weary, the Japanese showed no signs of backing down.
In 1939, the scientific community, specifically German physicists had learned the secrets of splitting a uranium atom (The Manhattan Project” 2015). America realized that Adolf Hitler’s Germany obtained a massive amount of scientific talent. With their access had necessary raw materials and knowledge of the splitting of the uranium atom, they had the industrial capacity to produce an atomic bomb(“Manhattan Project”2014). The atomic bomb would eventually become the turning point of weaponry during World War II. On October 11, 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt received a letter from Albert Einstein about the splitting of the uranium atom which could be beneficial in developing weapons for America during World War II.
After Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in the Hawaiian Islands, President Truman dropped two atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. Since then, there has been arguments whether the bombs should have been dropped or not. President Truman’s choice to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was really the only option he had back then. Today, the bombs that President Truman dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki is thought as a horrible event, but Truman dropped the bombs to save American and Japanese lives, and in the end, shortened the war. Before President Truman decidecd to drop the two atomic bombs, the war with the Japanese had no end insight.
I was reading on The Week magazine 's website that on July 18th, 1945, President Truman was informed that the atomic bomb tests were successful. In other words, he now knew that America held the most deadly weapon in history, a weapon able to wipe out entire cities, or even nations. What a day. Imagine the possible accomplishments with such power; imagine what America could have become if we had used the atomic bomb to conquer the world. However, President Truman and his staff realized the ramifications coupled with the atomic bomb.
The Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings were the first and currently last time atomic energy had been used for military purposes. However, the usage of the bombs has sparked controversy over whether the usage of atomic bombs was Truman’s way of expediting the war or the United States’ way of taking the credit for ending the war and stirring up conflict with the Soviet Union. Regardless of opinions on the matter, the bombing is considered one of the most brutal yet bold military actions by the United States in world history because of its impact and
The Manhattan Project benefited from extremely intelligent, experienced, and effective leaders. One of them being the famous Albert Einstein. FDR and Stalin warned Tojo( Leader of Japan) that if they dont surrender they will “prompt and utter destruction” will happen. Japan declined the surrender.The atomic bomb was dropped twice. One on Hiroshima, and the other on Nagasaki.
July 16, 1939, Einstein 's letter. But, before his letter, President Truman 's decided to drop an atomic bomb that shook the world. The historians are conversing the use of the bomb on live population. With a few doubts, the United states developed a weapon before the war has even begun. This would not have happened if it wasn’t for a Hungarian physicist named Leo Szilard and Albert Einstein.