Manhattan Project

Manhattan Project

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  • I hadn't thought of that at all.
  • Yes, uranium might be used to build atomic bombs.
  • Albert, there has been a new discovery in fission.
  • Why do I have to take notes?
  • First, we should tell the President about the possible danger we could be in if Germany creates a bomb.
  • Yes, and maybe the idea of building one of our own.
  • Szilard and Wigner find Albert at his rented cottage in Long Island. They need to talk to him about the possibility of Germany building an atomic bomb.
  • Einstein is urging the government to start exploring the possibilities of building a bomb. Is this the weapon that our country needs?
  • Einstein realized that if atomic bombs were made, Hitler would be unstoppable.
  • Well, at least Franklin took my advice.
  • U.S. Drops Atom Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Japan Surrenders!
  • Wigner took notes as Szilard and Einstein started to work on text for a letter to President Roosevelt.
  • If successful, radioactive poisoning of the atmosphere and hence annihilation of any life on earth has been brought within the range of technical possibilities.
  • Six weeks after the visit, an economist named Alexander Sachs gave President Roosevelt Einsteins' letter.
  • Six years later, back at his home, Albert watched on the news that the U.S. had just dropped two atom bombs on Japan.
  • About five years after World War II, President Truman announces that the United States was working on a hydrogen bomb. Albert's thought on this were deeply disturbing.
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