The Manhattan Project
On Monday July 16th, 1945, a countdown for the detonation of the first atomic
bomb took place near Los Alamos, New Mexico. This atomic bomb testing would
forever change the meaning of war. As the atomic bomb was detonated it sent
shockwaves all over the world. the endless research done on this bomb had a name and it
was "The Manhattan Project." The Manhattan Project was brought by fear of Germany
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set destination to be detonated. The two bombs, "Fat Man"
and "Little Boy," destroyed Nagasaki and Hiroshima. The effects of the two bombs that
were dropped are still affecting people to this day with radiation related problems. The
Manhattan Project changed the world forever. Repercussions ranging from nuclear
fallout to a Cold War and world wide arms race have all transpired since the world found
out that weapons that destroy whole cities actually do exist.