The Manhattan Project

By: Emmerson Freeman

What is the Manhattan Project?

  1. The Manhattan Project was a research and development project that produced the first atomic bombs during World War II. It was led by the United States with the support of the United Kingdom and Canada.

Who made the Manhattan Project?

The Manhattan Project was made by a man named Robert Oppenheimer. After the final bill was tallied, nearly $2 billion had been spent on research and development of the atomic bomb. The Manhattan Project also employed over 120,000 Americans.

Effects of the Manhattan Project

The Manhattan project ended up having both negative and positive effects. The significance of the Manhattan Project was that it put an end to WWII by using weapons of mass destruction and forced Japan to surrender. The negative effects of the Manhattan Project was that it also gave other countries the opportunity to develop nuclear weapons that are more powerful, which could pose a threat on the well being of every human being on the planet.
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