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The Manhattan ProjectOn Monday July 16th 1945 a countdown for the detonation of the first atomicbomb took place near Los Alamos New Mexico This atomic bomb testing wouldforever change the meaning of war As the atomic bomb was detonated it sentshockwaves all over the world the endless research done on this bomb had a name and itwas The Manhattan Project The Manhattan Project was brought by fear of Germanyand its atomic research Next was the people who were behind the production of thebomb After the fear of Germany the United States took action and tested their ownatomic bomb Once the bomb was tested the United States had to decide whether itshould be used and if so where Then there was the process of getting the bombdropped The Manhattan Project was overall one of the biggest and most importantprojects ever done in the United StatesThe United States government was shocked by the news of German scientistsdiscovering nuclear fission The news came to the United States from AlbertEinsteinFermi Takes Charge Einstein found out the information of nuclear fissionfrom a German physicist named Leo Szilard and then told it to President Roosevelt andurged him that there should be investments made into research to help construct anatomic weapon of mass destructionFermi Takes Charge Roosevelt didnt really careabout investing in atomic weapon research because he didnt plan on getting involved inthe War Roosevelt entered the war and sent major funds to the construction of anatomic weapon when Pearl Harbor was attacked by the JapaneseEncarta Roosevelt speeded up the process of research by having General Groves setup a committee of thebrightest minds from all around the worldBrown MacDonald 63 The name given tothe project was called The Manhattan Project because most of the work done onresearch of the bomb was done in the Manhattan District of the US Army Corps ofEngineers in New York CityEncyclopedia of WW2 16 Groves picked his front manfor the project it was to be Robert
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