Manhattan Project and the Atomic Bomb Analytical Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

Manhattan Project and the Atomic Bomb
This paperlooks at the Manhattan Project and the creation of the first atomic bomb.
# 117309 | 3,353 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Nov 26, 2009 in Physics (Nuclear) , History (U.S. World Wars) , Political Science (General) , Hot Topics (General)

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In this article, the writer researches the topic of the Manhattan Project and the role of the United States in constructing the first atomic bomb. The importance of the Manhattan Project in the victory of the United States in World War Two is also examined. Different sources are used which include books, journals, and once reputable internet site which deals with the history of World War Two and the integral role of the Manhattan Project during this time frame. The writer concludes that the Manhattan Project was the instigator for the current international relations dilemmas first with the Cold War and then subsequent wars, yet the advancement in technology proved to be a of importance as seen in the hegemony of military, industry and scientific cooperation.

History of the Atomic Bomb and its Place in World War Two
Further Historical Developments of the Manhattan Project

From the Paper:

"The radiation from the bomb continued to kill thousands of people after the explosion. It poisoned the drinking water and thus a great source of food in the local rivers and lakes. People who had survived the initial explosion eventually died within a month due to the radiation poisoning. This alone accounted for a large percentage of civilian deaths suffered in World War Two. Not only after the first month of deaths, but for years after the bomb's drop people were still dying from radiation; between the years of 1946-1952 the government reported that 60,000 people died of radiation poisoning. Although the bomb dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were different in construction; little boy was a gun designed weapon shaped like a cup while 'fat man' dropped on Nagasaki, was an implosion and not an explosion."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Asada, Sadao. "The Shock of the Atomic Bomb and Japan's Decision to Surrender: A Reconsideration. The Pacific Historical Review. Vol. 67, No. 4. (Nov. 1998).pp.= 477-512.
  • Grouff, Stephane. "Manhattan Project: The Untold Story of the Making of the Atomic Bomb." Back in Print. 2000.
  • History Learning Site. "World War Two." 2006. (Online). Available:
  • Hughes, Jeff. "The Manhattan Project: Big Science and the Atom Bomb." Columbia University Press. New York. 2002.
  • Manhattan Project. (n.d.). Columbia Encyclopedia, Retrieved Thursday, December 07, 2006 from the Academic Search Elite database.

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