Atomic Bomb : A Weapon That Derived From Nuclear Energy Essay

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Atomic bomb or also known as A-bomb is a weapon that derived from nuclear energy through the fission of heavy atomic nuclei. Just before the beginning of World War II, in August of 1939, Albert Einstein wrote a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt warning him about the Germans effort to create the Atomic Bomb (G. Dannens, 1996). According to “Manhattan Project” article from U.S History online textbook, President Franklin D. Roosevelt took action by starting a research at Columbia University, the University of Chicago and the University of California at Berkeley. However, an important discovery occurred in December of 1942 when a group of scientists were able to produce the first controlled nuclear chain reaction at the University of Chicago (Steve Koppes, 2011). After successful research at the universities, this project was moved to Los Alamos, New Mexico to create an atomic bomb and it was led by Dr. Robert Oppenheimer; along with more than 100,000 additional scientists worked collaboratively to develop an atomic bomb. By the end of the successful development of the bomb, the United States spent $2 billion on research and development of the atomic bomb.

After prominent results from testing the bomb, President Truman saw no other alternatives other than prepared to use an atom bomb to put an end of war in Pacific against Imperial Army of Japan. He believed that using an atomic bomb will not only save an approximated one million American soldier lives but will make…

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