How Did Albert Einstein's Letters Affect The Development Of The Atomic Bomb

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August 2nd 1939, Albert Einstein sent a letter president Roosevelt informing him about the possibility of being able to split the atom and causing atomic fusion, and that it could be used for an atomic bomb and that the Germans are already started with building one. Although some people may think that the letter had no effect on the development of the atomic bomb, the letter did inform the U.S. about the Germans building an atomic bomb, the letter urged the president to start a program of his own, and told the president of the possible destructiveness of such a bomb. If it wasn't for Albert Einstein's letter to President Roosevelt informing him about the Germans Research into the atomic bomb I could have been too late for the US to catch up and research and development. Turn This Way Albert Einstein's letter did affect the development of the atomic bomb in the way of timing. It could have been months or years until the United States found out about the Germans program for creating an atomic weapon but because of Albert Einstein's letter they were informed ahead of time so they could get started as soon as possible. The second way that Albert Einstein's letter affected the development of the atom bomb in the Atomic program in the United States is that Albert Einstein urged…show more content…
about the Germans building an atomic bomb, the letter urged the president to start a program of his own, and told the president of the possible destructiveness of such a bomb. So because of these reasons above this proves that the development of the atomic bomb in the united states was affected by the letter that albert einstein sent to president roosevelt. With the fear of being beaten in the war and losing everything the the german force the heeded to einstein's letter and this is how his letter affected the development of the atomic bomb in the united
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