The Manhattan Project

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Hiroshima in ruins, October 1945, two months a...

Hiroshima in ruins, October 1945, two months after the atomic bomb exploded (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The “manhattan project” was the code name given to the American effort to design and build an atomic bomb to end the war. A German physicist named Albert Einstein showed us that immigrants are valuable resources.

On August 2, 1939, just before the beginning of World War II,Albert Einstein wrote to then President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Einstein and several other scientists told Roosevelt of efforts in Nazi Germany to purify uranium-235, which could be used to build an atomic bomb. At first, Roosevelt was not convinced but he decided to investigate the process cautiously.  It was shortly thereafter that the United States Government began the serious undertaking known then only as “The Manhattan Project.” Simply put, the Manhattan Project was committed to expediting research that would produce a viable atomic bomb.

http://inventors.about.com/od/astartinventions/a/atomic_bomb.htm

http://world-war-2.info/atomic-bomb/

http://www.ushistory.org/us/51f.asp

  • The first atomic bomb ever to be used in a military operation was dropped on the city of Hiroshima, Japan On August 6, 1945.
  • English: Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, Japan

    English: Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, Japan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What do you think about the way America became a nuclear power?

Did you know FDR was reluctant to pursue this project?

Do you think splitting the atom has made the world safer?

Do you think that encouraging open immigration policies leads to a stronger nation?

If We did not accept immigrants such as Einstein we may not have had the advantage in ending World War II. Do you agree?

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