The Manhattan Project and its Legacy


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The Manhattan Project and its Legacy
The impetus for the Manhattan project laid in the possibility that the Germans had the capability to construct an atom bomb during World War II. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the creation of an American atomic research program which was lead by the American physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer. During its tenure, the Manhattan project cost over U.S.$2 billion (U.S.$24 billion in 2008 dollars) and employed tens of thousands of workers (“First atomic” 1945). The objective of the Manhattan project was successful with the operational design and construction of the first atomic bombs. However, the successful development of the atomic bomb by the Manhattan project subsequently resulted in the deaths...
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of Worlds” (“Oppenheimer” 2006).
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