The Manhattan Project: The Creation Of The Atomic Bomb

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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. The Manhattan Project was constructed during World War II by the United States to develop the first nuclear weapon/atomic bomb (The Manhattan Project” 2015).…show more content…
The Manhattan Project became one of the largest weapon development programs in history. General Leslie R. Groves and US physicist Robert Oppenheimer were assigned to oversee this massive project (“Manhattan Project”2014). The project originally was headquartered in an office at the federal building at 90 Church Street in Manhattan. The project was devised in the Manhattan District Office of the Army Corps and Engineers which led to the name of the project. The initial research began at Columbia University in New York City (“The Trinity Test”
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