Codename: Manhattan Project

In 1939, scientists set a conference to discuss military potential for the recently discovered making of sustainable nuclear fission. There was great potential here for sources of more reliable energy and military application. At this conference, fellow scientists convince Albert Einstein to put his name on their proposal document and send it to F.D.R. Roosevelt grants the group of scientists with $6,000 to begin research and production of Uranium-285 in a remote area in Tennessee, later renamed as Oak Ridge.

News of Germany's news of achieving nuclear fission put the FDR to the test of developing an atomic bomb first. Top military secrecy was put into effect; even Vice President Truman wasn't aware of the developments until the death of FDR in April of 1945.