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What was the Manhattan project? It was a research project that produced the first atomic bomb during the second World War
Why did the American government develop the Manhattan project? To exploit the newly recognized fission process for military purposes. Also fears that the Nazi Germany would build and use a nuclear weapon during World War 2
Which countries took part in the Manhattan project? The united states led the project supported by the United Kingdom and Canada
Who discovered fission? Otto Hahn
what is fission? It is the splitting of atoms to release energy
What did Einstein's letter to Roosevelt say about the atomic bomb? It explained how horrible it would be if Hitler got an atomic bomb first.
What important committee was Oppenheimer appointed to in 1941? The Uranium Committee, their job was to create an atomic bomb.
When did the Japanese attack Pearl. Harbor? December 7, 1941
What event caused Oppenheimer to concentrate on building a bomb that would defeat Hitler? The bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Why did the Germans need heavy water? Heavy water was the key ingredient to making an atomic bomb
Who led the 2 teams that blew up the heavy water plant at Vemork? Jens Poulsson
______ led the Manhattan project? J. Robert Oppenheimer and General Leslie R. Groves served as directors of the project
What site did Oppenheimer and Groves choose for the Manhattan project in New Mexico? Los Alamos
______ was the site where the first atomic bomb was detonated on July 16 1945 Trinity site

What was the Manhattan project?

Why did the American government develop the Manhattan project?

Which countries took part in the Manhattan project?

Who discovered fission?

what is fission?

What did Einstein's letter to Roosevelt say about the atomic bomb?

What important committee was Oppenheimer appointed to in 1941?

When did the Japanese attack Pearl. Harbor?

What event caused Oppenheimer to concentrate on building a bomb that would defeat Hitler?

Why did the Germans need heavy water?

Who led the 2 teams that blew up the heavy water plant at Vemork?

______ led the Manhattan project?

What site did Oppenheimer and Groves choose for the Manhattan project in New Mexico?

______ was the site where the first atomic bomb was detonated on July 16 1945

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