History Of The U.S. Military Essay

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     History of The U.S. Military
     The history of the United States military is a very prestige, brave, heroic, and memorable one at that. Starting on September 3, 1793 the United States was officially it’s own nation and it’s own military. At that time many other countries didn’t believe that we would succeed but, now we are one of the strongest, freest, and most prestige country to possible ever be developed.
     The technology that we had started off with just a simple musket that shot one bullet at an time and need to be reloaded after that. It also had a sharp sheer type of knife on the end for close or hand to hand combat. All the way to the most destructive weapon ever developed by the United States, the atom bomb. The only time that atom bombs were dropped on civilian areas were Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. The one dropped oh Hiroshima was named Little Man and, the one dropped on Nagasaki was named Fat Boy. The official death tool well never be none but the estimate is over 90,000-140,000 dead in Hiroshima alone. That is not including the people that died from the radiation after the dropping(www.atombomb.org.uk). This is the act that had ended world war II after Japan had surrendered on the USS Missouri(History of The U.S. Army). Although it is the most powerful weapon doesn’t mean it is the most useful. Sometimes “The bigger the boom the harder it hurts the thrower.” as well put but Harry Truman who had initiated the dropping with out knowing what they even are.     
     The development of the atom bomb was done in a government secret called the Manhattan Project. This project was the thinking of Albert Einstein who believed that if you get a research team together they could create a nuclear weapon. He had sent a letter in 1939 to Franklin Roosevelt that said he could do this project. Three years later a physicist from Chicago, Enrico Fermi, had created a method to control a nuclear reaction. He had done this testing in a reactor called CP-1 (Chicago Pile 1) which he had stored at the University of Chicago under a squash court. After several months of failed experiments they had finally made a bomb to test. On July 6, 1945 they had tested this new bomb at Los Alamos. Then one month later the 2 nuclear bombs were dropped on Japans Hiroshima and Nagasaki. One of the main reasons that Truman had initiated the dropping was because he belived it would end the war.
     Once every one had realized that the Manhattan Project was a success the Soviet Union had begin to make...

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