Analyze The Triumph And Tragedy Of The Manhattan Project



The making of American's first atomic bomb was a long and
triumphant journey. The United States set out on the development because
of fear-fear that the Nazi Germany would develop the bomb first which
would then use it against the U.S. In fact, the Germans had a head start
because the underlying scientific fact, the fission of uranium, was
discovered by two Germans. The effort to develop an atomic bomb was code-
named the "Manhattan Project."
On July 16, 1945, Oppenheimer's and Groves's units conducted a test
firing of the lethal weapon in the New Mexico desert. No one was prepared
for the awesome power the weapon actually possessed. The bomb was code-
named "Fat Man." The ...

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President Roosevelt died of a stroke before he see the success of
the Trinity (the code name for the test of the first atomic bomb) in July
1945. Vice President Harry S Truman became the thirty-third president of
the United States. At the time, Truman didn't know anything on the
Manhattan Project, but he sought to carry out Roosevelt's plans.
Roosevelt's thought went beyond the use of the atomic bomb as a weapon of
war. He saw it also as a powerful tool of diplomacy which could be used to
influence postwar relationships among other nations. He thought it could
have an impact on both former enemies and uncooperative allies such as USSR.

By the time Harry Truman became president of the United States, the
war in Europe was winding down. On D-Day, June 6, 1944, Allied forces
under Supreme Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower had landed at Normandy and
gained the foundation in Europe that signaled the beginning of the end for
Germany. Over the next 11 months as Allied ...

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