Japanese Manhattan project and internment camp
by: Emalea Reed, Megan Ludewig
what was the manhattan project?why did we creat it???
-The American effort to creat an atomic bomb was called the "Manhattan project"
- scientists discovered that German physicists had learned the secret of splitting a uranium atom
-the Nazis might use that energy to produce very powerful bombs.
-Albert Einstein and Enrico Fermi agreed to tell the president about the dangers of atomic technology in the hands of the enemies
-the main nuclear assembly plant was built in Los Alamos, New Mexico and Robert Oppenheimer was in charge of it and he tested the first bomb at Trinity Site
-A Soviet spy named Klaus Fuchs had penetrated the inner circle of scientists
Where did we drop the atomic bombs?and why?!
-We dropped the bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki
-The U.S. gave the Japanese a chance to serenader but they refused
-On July 26th at the Potsdam Conference, it was demanded that Japan surrender unconditionally by August 3rd or face "prompt and utter destruction"
-the Japanese did not surrender
-Hiroshima was destroyed by the " Little Boy" a uranium bomb, killing at least 50,000 people immediately
-By the end of the year, 100,000 people were dead from burns and radiation poisoning
-the Japanese still did not surrender, so on August 9th "The Fat Man" plutonium bomb was dropped on Nagasaki with another 50,000 deaths
-Then japan surrendered unconditionally
-Then V-J day was celebrated! Victory in japan!
- Evidently the bombs have saved thee troops from a bloody invasion of japan
what was the effect of the bombs on Japan?
-long term effects: the population was destroyed due to the excruciating heat of the explosions and radiation exposure
-radiation kills the cells and tissue and causes cancer
-people standing to close to the explosions were incinerated
-cause severe burns
Why did the U.S. put Japanese people in internment camps?
- The U.S. put Japanese people in internment camps because they thought that the Japanese might spy on them
-the bombing of Pearl Harbor was a factor in people not liking the Japanese
What did internment camps violate?
-the U.S. took away the rights of the Japanese and limited property ownership and citizenship