The History of The Manhattan Project

After the United States had gotten involved in the Second World War, the government had decided to invest in research for an atomic bomb; the U.S. had a strong belief that the use of nuclear technology would end the terrible conflict and that if others were investing in nuclear weapons, then so should they. 

The result of the United States' interest in atomic bombs was The Manhattan Project, and the idea for that project was birthed before the start of the war (because of German insight). Some of the top scientists from around the world worked together in the 1930s and 40s to create a bomb that would destroy thousands of lives in the fall of 1946. 

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