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Trumans Decision to Drop the Atom Bomb President Truman had the task of deciding how to end the war in the Pacific He had a great number of advisors but ultimately the decision to drop an atomic bomb was up to him He had many alternatives that were presented to him There may have been other alternatives as well President Roosevelt began a secret project Manhattan Project and then died in April 1945 just as the war in Europe was ending and the Allied leaders were shifting their efforts to ending the war in the Pacific The final decision about the use of the not so secret weapon was left to Truman He had to catch up on the specifics of the bomb just to be able to make a decision about what to do The Manhattan Project was the code- name given to the wartime top-secret atomic weapons program The project was named after the Manhattan Engineer District of the US Army Corps of Engineers based in New York City where much of the early research was done General Leslie R Groves a tough no-crap-taking Army Corps of Engineers officer was put in charge Enrico Fermi an Italian physicist working with a team of scientists at he University of Chicago built the first nuclear reactor on a squash court under the stands of the universitys football stadium On December 2 1942 the worlds first self-sustaining controlled nuclear reaction was achieved Truman after determining that the Japanese would fight to the death decided to drop the bomb on Hiroshima with a follow-up warning that a bomb would be dropped every 3 days on the Japanese islands until Japan surrendered The first site chosen was a virgin site for the bomb one in which the actual power of the bomb could be accessed Little Boy with uranium was dropped first Fat Boy was dropped second So you see the decision to
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