In late 1942, the US decided it was time for them to take action in the war and do something to stop it. Three years prior the scientific community some how discovered that the German scientists learned how to split an uranium atom. Everyone was soon scared at the possibility of German scientists using that huge amount of energy to produce a bomb capable of massive destruction. Our well known scientists Albert Einstein and Enrico Fermi escaped from nazis. They both agreed that the president of the United States needed to know about the dangers that the Germans could cause.
Only a few weeks later, four American ships were sunk, and fifteen people were killed from German submarine attacks. German submarine warfare was a new type of strategy that broke a one hundred year rule that restricted naval warfare. Though the sinking of these American ships may not have tempted the U.S. into joining the war, the secret communications between Mexico and Germany certainly did. Germany secretly offered U.S. territory to Mexico if they promised to join the war on the side of Germany in exchange. This offer was sent through a telegram to Mexico City, but Great Britain intercepted the message and shared the information with the United States.
Gold was discovered in California in the year of 1948. This discovery prompted many people to pack up and journey to the “Golden Mountains” in hopes of becoming rich. Although everyone was excited because of the gold, the economy was affected in other indirect manners as well. While many people became filthy rich and were living the dream, many did not. But it was the shortage of jobs in other areas that presented major opportunities.
Justification for the United States Dropping the Atomic Bomb On August 6, 1945, The US bomber the “Enola Gay” dropped the atomic warhead that would spark controversy for years to come. The warhead that was dropped, “Little Boy” was the first time that there has been the destruction of a large city like Hiroshima within a matter of seconds. Approximately 135 thousand people evaporated (Jennings, Why the Bomb was Dropped) in a matter of seconds after dropping. Shortly after, Major General Charles Sweeney, decided to drop another bomb of which the Japanese city of Nagasaki would be destroyed. The bomb, “Fat Man” was made ready for deployment, and dropped without second thought.
Technological Advancements Effects Within Society Albert Einstein, a theoretical physicist, once said,”It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.”During the 1950s, the first atomic bomb was created, The Manhattan Project, and released on Japan by the United States. From this event, author Ray Bradbury wrote a short story in hopes that the citizens of the US will understand that technology has destroyed them rather than saved them. This science fiction short story “August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains,” is about a world set in 2026 where the world fought each other with nuclear weapons.I personally believe that technology has done more good to the human race than bad because it has given us many more advantages within the last few hundred years. To begin, there were multiple examples
Westward Expansion Flash Draft Have you ever wondered about what would 've happened if the westward expansion never occurred? We wouldn 't have many things you know today and America would be a lot smaller. The westward expansion happened during the 1800s and helped shape the modern America. The westward expansion started with the Louisiana Purchase and was made even stronger by the Gold Rush. Many people came to strike it rich or just to start a new life out west.
Thousands of jobs were created by this new industrialization and North Dakota’s economy is flourishing. But, aside from the benefits that the industry has brought, the oil boom, and the widespread use of hydraulic fracturing, has exposed many underlying issues. With the population rising, crime rates have soared; there are more burglaries, rapes and drug trafficking than the state has ever seen. But the issues don’t stop there: the controversial practice of fracking has come under fire as evidence points to fracking as the cause for both harmful air and water contamination. The effects of fracking have not only affected the people living in the North Dakota oil-towns, but also the animals, and the flora and fauna that have been gravely impacted as well.
The railroad business in the 19th century America was a lucrative one, many people became very rich from the investment. There was always the question by historians on if the railroads were built ahead of demand for it, or if the railroad was built for demand. Both had their risks and rewards, and each had their own invectives. Investing in the railroad ahead of demand is quite the risk. If one puts all their money into the railroad and it ends up being a flop like the pony express then all that money has gone to waste.
January 30, 1933: President Hindenburg appoints Adolf Hitler Chancellor of Germany. This date in History was the start to one of the most tragic events the human civilization has ever experienced. This was the start of the Holocaust. Adolf Hitler grew up in Austria and later moved to germany and fought in World War 1. After the war Hitler joined the National Socialist German workers party known as the Nazis.
Hitler’s main focus was to “ethnically cleanse” Germany in an attempt to create the perfect race. Since he was able to create his own laws, he decided to create laws that gave Jews few rights, and, with the help of a man named Adolf Eichmann, eventually leading them to be placed in camps called concentration camps. The Holocaust went on for a long time before anyone found out what had been going on causing the effects to be tremendous. Adolf Hitler was appointed as Chancellor of Germany on January 30th, 1933. He created a party called the Nazi party and they later started World War II.
Most American’s believe that it was our own citizens who built and designed the technology for the atomic bomb, but they are wrong. Many of the scientists who designed and built America’s nuclear weapons were ex-Nazis. The Nazi’s had already started making their own nuclear weapons before the United States did so when they came over to America they became head scientist in the nuclear field. In the movie Dr. Strangelove who was a former Nazi was in charge of building the nuclear bomb for the United
August 6th of 1945 was the day that President Harry S.Truman decided to end the war for good when he ordered the dropping of the first atomic bomb, named “Little Boy”, on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Two days later, President Truman ordered a second dropping of an atomic bomb named “Fat Man” on the city of Nagasaki because Japan did not surrender after the bombing of Hiroshima. The casualties of these atomic bombs were severe with over an estimated 100,000 people dead (“The Atomic Bomb”). The dropping of the bomb should have never happened because it was highly unnecessary, due to the fact that Japan were practically defeated already. According to William D. Leahy, the Chief of Staff to President Franklin Roosevelt and President Harry Truman and a very close aide to both presidents believed that the surrendering of Japan could be arranged without the use of an atomic bomb and invasions on their mainland.
Unfortunately, the United States was determined to destroy Japan with the powerful atomic bomb. In 1944, the U.S. President and prime minster of United Kingdom made a private agreement to immediately use the bomb against Japan once it was available, “despite the clear indications (as early as 1944) that Japan had little chance of winning.” (Ham 3, History). The atomic bomb was at no means justified. President Truman was informed of the potential damage of the bomb and the United States, clearly, had other less violent options. Yet, they were set on the most harmful choice to claim superiority and demonstrate revenge through the atomic bomb.
“[T]he world was never to be the same again.” (Stein 27) The dropping of the atom bomb on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a monumental event that changed the course of human history. The atom bomb was built and developed to help end World War II and it did accomplish that goal by causing the surrender of the Japanese. (Editors of Encyclopaedia par.7) However, the development and use of the atomic bomb opened an era where anyone and everyone was at potential risk of destruction and the survival of the entire human race held hostage to the disputes between international superpowers. An Atomic Bomb is a weapon, or explosive, cause by a quick release of energy from the splitting of the nuclei. Elements like uranium or plutonium are used in the bomb.