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Manhattan Project Effects

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The atomic bomb is the most destructive weapon of mass destruction mankind currently posses. The Manhattan Project was the research of these bombs by the Americans before and during World War II. The Manhattan Project produced to the bombs that were to hit Hiroshima and Nagasaki. One of the deadliest events ever is when the United States used atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Before World War II even started the Americans started their nuclear weapons project. This project was called the Manhattan Project. In 1939, a group of American scientist became concerned about nuclear weapons research being conducted in Nazi Germany (“Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki”). The U.S. made two bombs Little Boy and Fat Man. On Dec, 7 1941 Japan…show more content…
On August 6, 1945 an hour before the bombing Japanese radar picked up the American plane on their radar. It was determined not to be 3 or more planes so no alert was issued for Hiroshima. They believed that they where weather planes. Then at 8:15 a.m. Japanese time Little Boy was dropped. The bomb almost exactly hit it’s mark. It was more than 9,000 pounds and uranium 325. The bomb exploded 2,000 feet above Hiroshima. The blast equaled to 15,000 tons of TNT. It destroyed 5 square miles of the city (“The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki”). This was the first time the atomic bomb was used in warfare (“Hiroshima” 243). The bomb took out 90% of the city and killed 80,000 people instantly and tens of thousands more due to radiation. However Hiroshima’s abliteration did not cause the Japanese to surrender (“The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and…show more content…
On September 2, 1945 more than 250 allied warships were at anchor bay when the treaty was signed (“Japan Surrenders”). To most all Historians the signing of that treaty marked the end of World War II. Fairly soon after the World War II the cold war began. “The communist Soviet Union and Capitalist U.S. headed two camps” (Langley 82). The Cold War was seen as to be caused by the use of the atomic bombs. After the war most of Hiroshima was rebuilt. Except for one destroyed selection which was set aside as a reminder of the effects of the bomb (“The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki”). Nagasaki was also rebuilt after the war and is still a large steel rolling mill and is an important shipbuilding center (“Nagasaki” 2). Now atomic bombs are stronger than ever and much more
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