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Just before the beginning of World War II on August 2 1939 Albert Einstein wrote a letter to President Franklin D Roosevelt Einstein and several other scientists notified Roosevelt of the rising efforts in Nazi Germany to purify Uranium-235 which could be used to build an atomic bomb Bellis It was only shortly after when the United States Government began to work on the Manhattan Engineer District otherwise known as the Manhattan Project Sherrow For the next six years it was up to physicist Dr Robert J Oppenheimer and his research crew of the worlds top scientists doctors and researchers to expedite research to produce a viable atomic bomb Bellis On July 16 1945 the first successful atomic explosion was carried out near Alamagordo New Mexico Bellis This 2 billion operation Sherrow created a new war tactic known as atomic warfare Without the development of the A-Bomb and the American warfare strategy to drop them on vital Japanese home islands World War II would not have ended as abruptly Along with the massive reduction of lives that would have been lost if an American invasion in Japan would have resulted Away from all the chaos and pressure in producing this A-bomb global conflict was apparent World War II was occurring Harry Truman was faced with an ultimatum whether to drop the bombs or not Truman then decided to use the bomb in order to shorten the war and to save an innumerable amount of Allies lives Koeller Japan was given a chance to surrender but the Japanese did not reply Therefore Truman decided to go forth with dropping the bomb on critical Japanese cities The first target used to portray the destructive power of the USs new super bomb was at Hiroshima an industrial-port city that had a naval base Little Boy was a four-ton uranium bomb that contained destructive power equal to 128 kilotons of TNT The Enola Gay a B-29 fighter plane dropped
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