Atomic Bomb

Madeline Noltner

Leading Events

  • On December 7th, 1941 Japan attacks Pearl Harbor and United States enters WWII
  • On May 7th, 1945 Germany surrenders, ending war in Europe
  • In 1942, Physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer becomes director of Manhattan Project, a U.S. government project formed to secretly build and test atomic bombs

Effects of Bombing

Nagasaki- 95% of Japanese were burned to death

140,000 people have estimated to die in Hiroshima

Black Rain- sticky, dark dangerously radioactive water, caused radiation poisoning

Justification of Bomb

  • We thought that the Japanese were a threat to the U.S.
  • Propaganda

Bibliography

"AtomicBombMuseum.org - Destructive Effects." AtomicBombMuseum.org - Destructive Effects. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 May 2015.

"Timeline: The Road to Hiroshima." NPR. NPR, n.d. Web. 03 May 2015.