Atomic Bomb 7 Essay

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It began in the desert of New Mexico on July 16, 1945, with the first U.S. atomic test called Trinity. The device was comprised of 19,300 tons of TNT explosive. There was an intense light that brightened the distant mountains, a sudden wave of heat, and then a tremendous roar as the shock wave echoed in the valley (Bolt 1). This was the first atomic test recorded in the history of the world. The man who invented the atomic bomb was physicist Albert Einstein. Two months after Einstein's incredible invention, the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan. One bomb was nicknamed Little Boy, which killed 70,000 people, including soldiers of the second Japanese Army in a town called Hiroshima. The second bomb, which was called the Fat Man, killed about 39,000 persons in Nagasaki on August 15 (Bolt2). The use of mass destruction proves its point when it takes the lives of hundreds of thousands of innocent people. These two bombs opened the gates to the Nuclear age throughout the history of the world. Countries like Russia, India, the United States, and Great Britain, are currently developing more deadly atomic bombs, in case of war. The lives of millions of innocent people will be at risk. This is why we should fully understand the effects of the use of atomic bombs on mankind and the deadly repercussions such bombs will have on the future survival of our planet.A man by the name of Albert Einstein first invented the Atomic Bomb during the late thirties and early forties. This was a time where the United States was involved in one of the worst wars ever recorded, World War Two. Hitler who lead the German army died later in the war was nicknamed the "Devil" himself (Bolt 5). After Germany was finally defeated, Japan continued on fighting. As a result on December 7, 1941 in Pearl Harbor a fleet of Japanese fighter pilots raided the island destroying dozens of ships and killing military personnel in its deadly path. The United States ominously calling for counter action recommend the United States finally use its new weapon. In 1939, the German born scientist Albert Einstein had informed President Roosevelt about the possibility of creating a super bomb (Scott Fetzer 494). The super bomb was just another name for atomic bomb which would cause such an explosion that every single atom in the bomb would split in half (Einstein 494). This meant that if the United States were to ever use this super bomb the lives of millions of innocent people would be put at risk.After the incident in Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt died and Harry S. Truman became next President. Truman who was the Vice President during the Roosevelt years knew nothing about this new weapon. President Roosevelt and Albert Einstein kept the atomic bomb makings a secret for more than ten years. One of the reasons why President Roosevelt kept the atomic bomb making a secret was because he was afraid a leak might hint other countries on this new invention which would cause countries to...

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