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    did espionage within the Manhattan project speed up the Russian nuclear program? Introduction: The Cold war was an incredible time of military and scientific advancements. Supersonic aircraft broke the sound barrier in 1945 and in that same year the first vaccine for influenza was created. Those advances, however, are shadowed by the work produced from the Manhattan project. The project began in 1942, the lead scientist being Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer. The Manhattan project was the codename for the

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    to give people who do not have much knowledge as to what happened during the Manhattan Project, a deeper understanding of the “uranium era” and to show the hidden business transactions that were made by the United States to become the “powerhouse” country that it is today. Zoellner later goes into detail about the aftermath of the dropping of the Atom Bomb. As well as explains how the whole process of the Manhattan Project affected other countries needs for uranium for instance, “But every speck of

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    of the Manhattan Project and a new super weapon started an arms race that damaged relations between Russia and the United States that survived into the 21st century and created a way for other countries to become very dangerous and use the weapon for very efficient energy production. The Manhattan Project was started because a group of German scientists had split a uranium atom and discovered how much energy was contained in an atom, enough energy to power a bomb ("The Manhattan Project").

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    According to Bowles and Kaplan, “the Manhattan Project began with scientific research at the University of Chicago in a place called the metallurgical Laboratory, which was a code name to disguise its use for nuclear research” (Bowles and Kaplan, 2012, paragraph 2). There are many different languages that are spoken in the United States. Mexicans may have a different way of living compared to other racial groups. Puerto Ricans are known for establishing the drink the Pina Colada. According to Bowles

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    Germany attempted to build atomic weapons, Americans began to concentrate fully on their research about creating an atomic bomb first. Under Germany’s threaten, President D. Roosevelt created a secret project, known as the Manhattan Project, to develop the atomic technology first. The Manhattan project included a group of foremost scientists

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    Tonya Gusevik HIST102 Dr. Lupo August 16, 2015 The Manhattan Project The Manhattan Project is a short history of the beginning of the Atomic Bomb program during World War II. Nuclear research all started when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, and the United States entered into World War II. Scientific development began in the years prior to the war. The program started in 1939 and grew to employ more than 130,000 people. The Manhattan Project maintained control over the research, development, and

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    Fears that Germany had the possibility of creating an atomic bomb sparked the Manhattan Project, the first attempt at the building an atomic bomb in the United States during World War II. In 1939 nuclear research was immensely intensified when knowledge that Germany had found a way to split a uranium atom. The splitting of this atom caused an explosion bigger than any scientists had ever seen, enough energy to power a bomb that could produce tremendous destruction. Albert Einstein, who fled from

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    the North Korean bomb tests all stem from the secret project led by the United States during World War 2. The Manhattan Project, which started in 1942 lasting until 1946, saw the creation of two atomic bombs which would explode in Japan, ending World War 2 but more importantly changing the world forever (“Manhattan Project”). As the death tolls continued to climb upwards during the World War 2, so did the significance and urgency of the project. Since the day when the bomb ‘Little Boy’ and ‘Fat Man’

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    The Manhattan Project was the official code name for the operation to build the first nuclear bomb. The result of this experiment ended with two nuclear bombs and better knowledge of nuclear science. This will cover the early stages and go through all the progress which was made as the project on. The Einstein Letter Albert Einstein wrote a letter addressed to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in August of 1939. In this letter Einstein wrote about a new study on the chain reactions that took advantage

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    The Manhattan Project was a concealed military project launched in 1942 to build a nuclear weapon that would assist the Allies in World War II. The project, which costed 2 billion dollars (about 26 billion of today’s dollars), was led by the United States with the backing of Canada and the United Kingdom. It took place in various sites across the United States and because those sites had high security, not many knew of the project while it was in progress. The people placed in charge of this project

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    During August of 1942, the United States began developing atomic bombs to use during World War II. The project was named the Manhattan Project because it was based in New York City and the surrounding cities. Later, the project spread to Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The U.S. worked among the United Kingdom and Canada to create more effective weapons. The second World War included two groups of countries: one group (Allies) included Australia, Britain, Canada, China, India, New Zealand, the Soviet Union

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    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

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    The Manhattan Project started in 1942 was a secret government program used to make atomic bombs (“Manhattan Project”). Leading physicists, including Enrico Fermi, Albert Einstein, and Leó Szilárd thought that it would be in the U.S.’s best interest to work on this technology (Manhattan Project). Because intelligence led to the conclusion that Germany had begun making their own atomic weapons (“Nagasaki and Hiroshima”). Roosevelt took their advice, and the exploratory committee developed into the

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    life altering, and they had to have begun somewhere. In the early days of October 1941, President Roosevelt gave the okay for the development of the atomic weapon, a decision that would call for a great deal of effort for months to come. The Manhattan Project can be considered one of the most important events during the 20th century, impacting warfare, medicine and the outcome of World War II. The United States had stayed neutral during World War II until being brought into European conflict. War

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    to the Manhattan Project that ultimately lead to success in America’s creation of an atomic weapon. Reasons: Assembled together for the Manhattan Project, scientists from several different nations banded together to research and design the atomic bomb. Scientists came from America, Germany, Italy, and Austria Many fled in danger of religious or ethnic persecution (Roleff 57). The scientists were able to enlist the help of Albert Einstein in order to gain support for the Manhattan Project (McKain

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    The Manhattan Project was a great moment in U.S. history. It demonstrates how history is always changing and adapting. In addition to this, it also shows how multi sided and important history can be. In my opinion, the Manhattan Project exemplifies all of these traits, even though the project occurred years ago. Today I will be supporting all three of the points I have listed above with concrete evidence. Let's start off with how history is always changing and adapting. The Manhattan Project was

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    inform the President that the Germans supposedly discovered the secrets to developing nuclear weaponry and to urge the President to do the same (1). This letter changed the history of our world, because from this letter, the Manhattan Project was born. The Manhattan Project was the code-name given to the American research and development of an atomic bomb. The high-stakes chess game of World War Two was in full swing, and every move each side played sent a wave of reaction throughout the world.

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    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

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    (Positive and Negative effects) The Manhattan Project is known to have had several positive effects. One of which came after the end of World War II when the AEC (Atomic Energy Commission) was created by congress to control Atomic energy development for peaceful reasons. They declared that Atomic energy should not only be used for security reasons, but for promotion of world peace and improving public welfare.Both of these foundations were urged to be formed after the world saw the devastation caused

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    was to inform the President that the Germans supposedly discovered the secrets to developing nuclear weaponry and to urge the President to do the same (1). This letter changed the course of human history; from this letter came the Manhattan Project. The Manhattan Project was the code-name given to the American research and development of an atomic bomb. The high-stakes chess game of World War Two was in full swing, and every move each side played sent a wave of reaction throughout the world, as did

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