The Atomic Bomb
The making of the atomic bomb was known as the Manhattan Project.The man leading this project was Dr.Robert Oppenheimer. He was a German Jew who fled the Nazi's. The project was created in the south western united states under top secret conditions. There was a race to make the atomic bomb first between Germany and the United states of America.Of course, the Americans made the bomb first. Before dropping the bomb an Hiroshima and Nagasaki, they had to test the bomb in safe conditions to see if it worked and to see how much destruction it would cause. On July 16 1945, an atomic bomb was dropped as a test in New Mexico desert.After the test was successful, President Truman put the order in to drop the atomic bomb on July 26 1945. The first Atomic bomb was dropped August 6 1945 on Hiroshima,Japan.The bomb exploded after 43 seconds of it plummeting to earth. At that point, the chain reaction started and the bomb exploded releasing untold amounts of energy and destruction.Since the Japanese government failed to offer the unconditional surrender that President Truman wanted, The United States of America dropped another Atomic bomb on Nagasaki. The bomb was dropped on August 9 1945.