The Atom Bomb

Makenna Swearingen, March 16,2016

The Atomic Bomb

On August 6, 1945 Hiroshima, Japan was devastated by an Atom Bomb named "Little Boy." It sounds like a little bomb that would harm to many people but it had more explosive power than 20,000 tons of TNT. "Little Boy" was created in an office in Manhattan, that's where the project gets its name from it's called The Manhattan project. Were thousands of scientists came together to create two major bombs named "Little Boy" and "Fat Man." This was the only way our government thought they could stop WWII. Between the two major bombs 150,000 to 250,000 people were killed. Some were killed immediately others died later with radiation sickness. The Cold War start after the war had ended America was thought to be the only one with atomic bombs. But later they found out two spies of the name Ethel and Julius Rosenberg helped the Soviets build a bomb with the Americans information. Both sides were scared to use there atomic weapons because they knew who ever used them first, the other side would retaliate immediately after. In 1968 a Non-Proliferation Treaty was made, several nations signed because they were scared to get bombed. But despite everyone's effort the nuclear threat still remains today.
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4 Facts of the Atomic Bombs

  • More than 20,000 TNT in "Little Boy"
  • Killed more than 250,000
  • Made Non-Proliferation Treaty
  • Japan surrender on September 2,1945

Real World

Just because you get into a bad situation with someone doesn't mean you go out and hurt people. You need to think about all the consequences before you do anything to anybody.