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    WORLD WAR 2: THE PACIFIC THEATER E-LESSON #9: 

    THE MANHATTAN PROJECT    

    Manhattan Project  

     

    1. AIM:    

    HOW DID THE UNITED STATES DEVELOP ATOMIC WEAPONS?

     

    III. SECONDARY SOURCE:  

    “The Manhattan Project ” 

    from the Atomic Heritage Foundation

      link to today's article:  The Atomic Heritage Foundation: The Manhattan Project    

    1. What famous scientist wrote President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and urged him to start a

         nuclear weapons program?

    1. What Was THE MANHATTAN PROJECT?
    2. Before the Manhattan Project, was anyone doing atomic research? If so, who? (summarize)
    3. Who funded the Manhattan project? What was their budget?
    4. Where was the Manhattan Project’s weapons research laboratory?
    5. Where else were Manhattan Project research sites located?
    6. What was the TRINITY TEST? When was it, where was it and what was it?
    7. Was the Trinity Test successful? If so, what did that signify?
    8. How soon after the Trinity test were nuclear weapons actually used in war?
    9. What were the immediate casualties of the bomb (within the first four months)?
    10. How many more people died in the years that followed? What did they die of?

     

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    The Terrifying True Scale of Nuclear Weapons

    https://edpuzzle.com/assignments/5e7fcce64652363ef3fbb821/watch

     

    1. SUMMARIZE/ REFLECT on the AIM:
    2. How was the U.S. able to develop the Atomic Bomb? What were the challenges of

          this program, and how did they try to overcome those challenges?

     

     

     

     

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    1. What famous scientist wrote President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and urged him to start a nuclear weapons program?
    2. What Was THE MANHATTAN PROJECT?
    3. Before the Manhattan Project, was anyone doing atomic research? If so, who? (summarize)
    4. Who funded the Manhattan project? What was their budget?
    5. Where was the Manhattan Project’s weapons research laboratory?
    6. Where else were Manhattan Project research sites located?
    7. What was the TRINITY TEST? When was it, where was it and what was it?
    8. Was the Trinity Test successful? If so, what did that signify?
    9. How soon after the Trinity test were nuclear weapons actually used in war?
    10. What were the immediate casualties of the bomb (within the first four months)?
    11. How many more people died in the years that followed? What did they die of?
    12. How was the U.S. able to develop the Atomic Bomb? What were the challenges of this program, and how did they try to overcome those challenges?