﻿The creation of the atomic bombs is one of the most important historical events in the field
of weaponry. Donâ€™t you think you should know some of the history behind this tremendous
making of history? In my research paper, you will not only learn about the creation of the atomic
bomb, you will learn about who the United States used it on first and why, who lead the project
and go into great depth about him, and you will also see loads of pictures of the two first atomic
bombs (and a virtual reality video of the two atomic bombs).
Â Â Â Â Â Before I began my project, I will give you a little background information on how the
atomic bomb works. When a special type of uranium is pushed together quickly with neutrons,
itâ€™s nucleus splits into two pieces, releasing energy. When this happens, it also frees other
neutrons, which then collide with the nearby uranium atoms, making the atoms split. If there is
enough uranium, this process of splitting atoms keeps happening until all the uranium atoms have
been split. This only takes a fraction of a second to occur. The results of this process are a
nuclear chain reaction that releases amounts of energy never thought possible to be created in one
Â Â Â Â Â The special type of uranium needed for the a-bomb was U-235. This uranium only exists
in tiny amounts in uranium that is dug up from the earth. Getting the U-235 from the uranium
dug from the ground was a very hard and expensive procedure, so there wasnâ€™t a lot of U-235. In
fact, no one was sure on how to get U-235 in large amounts. Some scientists believed that the
amount of U-235 need to make an a-bomb was about two tons, so it would be useless to try and
build an atomic bomb because it would cost too much money and by the time the first atomic
bomb was built, World War II would be over. But later on, a scientists realized that the a-bomb
could be made with a lot less than two tons of U-235, so now Germany and the U.S. were in a
race to make the first atomic bomb.
Â Â Â Â Â Atomic bomb research started in the U.S. when fears of German physicists creating an
atomic bomb from uranium. Since World War II was going on and the U.S. was against
Germany, the U.S. feared that the German would create this bomb and deploy it on the U.S.,
killing thousands of innocent Americans. Another thing that brought the U.
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