The Manhattan Project

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The Manhattan Project

What is nuclear fission?

What was Albert Einstein’s role in the American development of the atomic bomb?

What was Einstein’s view of use of nuclear weapons?

How many miles from the coastline or international border was the laboratory?

In what location was the laboratory?

Who was the lead scientist?

What is Anti – Semitism?

Why is anti-semitism discussed in this section?

How far away could the test bomb be heard?

Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Who became President of the U.S. after Franklin Roosevelt died in April 1945?

If the U.S. invaded Japan, how many Americans were estimated to die?

For what two (2) reasons did General Dwight Eisenhower oppose use of the atomic bomb?

Why did President Truman decide to drop the Atomic bomb on Hiroshima?

In what year was the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima?

How did General Douglas MacArthur decide to treat the Japanese prisoner?


Who were the Allied forces in WWII? (use to search or a test book)

How many lost their lives?

What happened to Europe during WWII?

What two superpowers emerged after WWII?

Britain, France, and America briefly _________________________________ the conquered nations, and then gradually allowed them to return to _____________________________.

The Soviets imposed totalitarian governments throughout the land they occupied in Eastern Europe. Describe `totalitarian` (use the textbook or internet).

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