World War II the Manhaten project

By: Joshua Burri

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In 1933 Hitler came to power and the Nazis began to take over, 1939 the Germans start to make the atomic bomb. America had to try to make the atomic bomb before the Germans did this was called the Manhattan Project, it was a secret military project to make the world's first atomic bomb before the Nazis did in World War II, The Americans partnered with parts of Europe and Canada to stop Hitler and his Nazi army.

The minds behind the atomic bomb

One of the best minds of the project was Albert Einstein, he was the one that figured out that the Germans were trying to make make the atomic bomb and started the arms race said the U.S. history www.ushistory.org/usa/51f.asp. Another great mind behind the atomic bomb was Enrico Fermi who escaped from Italy to the United States and agreed to help with the bomb. Another Great scientist is Leo Szilard he was a big part of making the atomic bomb.

The Germans attempt to make the atomic bomb

The reason we attempted making the atomic bomb this because the Germans were trying to make it first. We had to make it before the Germans did, this was the arms race. How close were the Nazis to making the atomic bomb The truth is that National Socialist Germany could not possibly have built a weapon like the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima or Nagasaki. This was not because the country lacked the scientists, resources, or will, but rather because its leaders did not really try, according to NOVA | Nazis and the Bomb - PBS.