The Manhattan Project
Valeria Gil, Gina Loyola, MeCee Crutchfield
The Manhattan Project was a research and development project that produced the first atomic bombs during World War II.
- The United States wanted to avoid Germany having a military advantage over them
- Received the code name "Manhattan Project" in order to keep the bomb a secret.
- Largest secret project to ever undertake in the US.
- It took 4 years to produce the bombs.
- The project had construction facilities in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Handford, and Washington.
- The Manhattan Project resulted into a $20 Billion project.
- The first bomb was dropped in Hiroshima, Japan on August 6th, 1945
- The second bomb was dropped in Nagasaki, Japan on August 9th, 1945
- After the bombings, Japan surrendered on August 15th, 1945
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