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The Manhattan Project The Manhattan Project was and is still one of the most secretive projects ever created in United States history The purpose of the Manhattan Project was simple to build test and unleash its power if necessary Robert Oppenheimer and General Leslie Groves were the two men put in charge of this mission These two men along with the top scientists from around the country were brought together to construct the most deadliest thing known to man The project originated in the Pentagon in 1942 when General Groves was told by the White House he was to lead the Manhattan Project World War II had already been raged for three years when the Nazis after being victorious in Europe declared war on the United States This was nine months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor In September of that year Groves met with Leo Szilard and asked him if making the atomic bomb was possible Leo told him how an atomic bomb would work but also that it is impossible to build General Groves only wanted to hear that an atomic bomb was conceivable in theory and then he knew to start the project In October of 1942 Groves went to California to meet with Robert Oppenheimer one of the most brilliant scientists in the country Groves informed Oppenheimer that he had been selected to lead the expedition on trying to invent the atomic bomb Oppenheimer immediately started preparing by telling Groves that they needed an isolated area with one ringmasterOppenheimer General Groves was in charge of the military or security part of the project while Oppenheimer was in charge of the organization of the scientists and ideas At times Oppenhiemer and Grooves had some nasty arguments over policies Even though Groves was the one who reported to Washington Oppenheimer had more power and Groves was aware of this If they had a disagreement Oppenheimer would threaten to leave the project and
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