Albert Einstein

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  • Could it be Peconic?
  • Yes, that was it. Now I remember!
  • I am Leo Szilard and this is Eugene Wigner we have some info that we would like to share with you
  • Welcome! Come on in!
  • I agree, I will write the letter!
  • We would like to discuss the possibilities of an atomic bomb
  • Leo Szilard and Eugene Wigner drove around New York, in order to find Einstein. Pg. 18-19
  • The possibility of a bomb is all to likely, we need to take action...
  • Einstein stood on the porch of his rented vacation house and greeted the Hungarian scientists. Then he invited them inside. Pg. 20
  • Here is the letter from Einstein, Mr. President
  • This requires action!
  • Szilard and Wigner discuss the newest discoveries on fission, which took a minute for Einstein to process. Einstein was horrified by the thought of Hitler creating an atomic bomb, and agreed to write the letter. Pg. 20
  • Why did I write that letter?
  • Einstein wrote the letter to FDR about the possibility of atomic bombs. It also discussed the possible outcomes if the bomb got into the wrong hands. Pg. 20
  • On October 11th Alexander Sachs met with FDR and gave him the letter that Einstein wrote. FDR read through the letter and agreed that something needed to be done. A little while after this meeting he created the Manhattan Project. Pg. 20-21
  • After the bombs were dropped Einstein was deeply disturbed by the outcome and the possibility of the complete and utter destruction of all life on Earth. Pg. 232
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