The Atomic Bomb Drop
Neiffer’s World Cultures @ Capital HS
Why does the US develop the bomb?
August, 1939: Albert Einstein (formerly of Germany) writes FDR
He argues that the US is well behind Nazi Germany on
        the development of nuclear weapon.
WAS GERMANY ACTUALLY DEVELOPING “THE BOMB?”

                           Yes, but...

                           1. Germany...
FDR orders the
development of nuclear
weapons as a defensive
measure.
THE MANHATTAN PROJECT
US e ffort to
             e
deve  lop th
   bomb




       THE MANHATTAN PROJECT
US e ffort to
             e
deve  lop th
   bomb




       THE MANHATTAN PROJECT
                        US
            ...
US e ffort to
              e
 deve  lop th
    bomb




        THE MANHATTAN PROJECT
                         US
Labs in...
US e ffort to              40 la
              e                   bs in
 deve  lop th               emp         volve
   ...
A MINI LESSONS IN NUCLEAR SCIENCE...
Three types of nuclear
damage...
Three types of nuclear
damage...
Pressure Damage – Damage from the force of the
bomb (heat, light, etc.)
Three types of nuclear
damage...
Pressure Damage – Damage from the force of the
bomb (heat, light, etc.)

Fallout – Radioa...
Three types of nuclear
damage...
Pressure Damage – Damage from the force of the
bomb (heat, light, etc.)

Fallout – Radioa...
SADLY, MOST EFFECTS?
    ESTIMATED...
AN EXAMPLE OF...
PRESSURE DAMAGE
AN EXAMPLE OF...
FALLOUT DAMAGE
CHINA NUCLEAR TEST, 1966
AN EXAMPLE OF...
NUCLEAR WINTER
?
A COUPLE...
NUCLEAR DEMONSTRATIONS
NUKE...
NUKE...



NEW YORK CITY
A 150 kiloton bomb constructed by terrorists is detonated in the heart of
Manhattan, at the foot of the Empire State Build...
Japan Atomic Bomb Studies World Cultures 2008 09
Japan Atomic Bomb Studies World Cultures 2008 09
Japan Atomic Bomb Studies World Cultures 2008 09
Japan Atomic Bomb Studies World Cultures 2008 09
Japan Atomic Bomb Studies World Cultures 2008 09
Japan Atomic Bomb Studies World Cultures 2008 09
Japan Atomic Bomb Studies World Cultures 2008 09
Japan Atomic Bomb Studies World Cultures 2008 09
Japan Atomic Bomb Studies World Cultures 2008 09
Japan Atomic Bomb Studies World Cultures 2008 09
Japan Atomic Bomb Studies World Cultures 2008 09
Japan Atomic Bomb Studies World Cultures 2008 09
Japan Atomic Bomb Studies World Cultures 2008 09
Japan Atomic Bomb Studies World Cultures 2008 09
Japan Atomic Bomb Studies World Cultures 2008 09
Japan Atomic Bomb Studies World Cultures 2008 09
Japan Atomic Bomb Studies World Cultures 2008 09
Japan Atomic Bomb Studies World Cultures 2008 09
Japan Atomic Bomb Studies World Cultures 2008 09
Japan Atomic Bomb Studies World Cultures 2008 09
Japan Atomic Bomb Studies World Cultures 2008 09
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Japan Atomic Bomb Studies World Cultures 2008 09

  1. 1. The Atomic Bomb Drop Neiffer’s World Cultures @ Capital HS
  2. 2. Why does the US develop the bomb? August, 1939: Albert Einstein (formerly of Germany) writes FDR
  3. 3. He argues that the US is well behind Nazi Germany on the development of nuclear weapon.
  4. 4. WAS GERMANY ACTUALLY DEVELOPING “THE BOMB?” Yes, but... 1. Germany lacked scientists 2. Hitler didn’t want it It is a waste of German resources...make more rockets!
  5. 5. FDR orders the development of nuclear weapons as a defensive measure.
  6. 6. THE MANHATTAN PROJECT
  7. 7. US e ffort to e deve lop th bomb THE MANHATTAN PROJECT
  8. 8. US e ffort to e deve lop th bomb THE MANHATTAN PROJECT US dev spent elop $2 b ing illion in 2 ($27 000 billio doll ars) n
  9. 9. US e ffort to e deve lop th bomb THE MANHATTAN PROJECT US Labs in N dev spent ew York, elop $2 b Tenn., Ca ing illion lif., and in 2 ($27 New Mex 000 billio doll ico ars) n
  10. 10. US e ffort to 40 la e bs in deve lop th emp volve loyin d, bomb 200, 000 g ov er peop le THE MANHATTAN PROJECT US Labs in N dev spent ew York, elop $2 b Tenn., Ca ing illion lif., and in 2 ($27 New Mex 000 billio doll ico ars) n
  11. 11. A MINI LESSONS IN NUCLEAR SCIENCE...
  12. 12. Three types of nuclear damage...
  13. 13. Three types of nuclear damage... Pressure Damage – Damage from the force of the bomb (heat, light, etc.)
  14. 14. Three types of nuclear damage... Pressure Damage – Damage from the force of the bomb (heat, light, etc.) Fallout – Radioactive waste thrown up in the air after pressure damage
  15. 15. Three types of nuclear damage... Pressure Damage – Damage from the force of the bomb (heat, light, etc.) Fallout – Radioactive waste thrown up in the air after pressure damage Nuclear Winter – particles thrown up into atmosphere…blocks sunlight, plants and animals die
  16. 16. SADLY, MOST EFFECTS? ESTIMATED...
  17. 17. AN EXAMPLE OF... PRESSURE DAMAGE
  18. 18. AN EXAMPLE OF... FALLOUT DAMAGE
  19. 19. CHINA NUCLEAR TEST, 1966
  20. 20. AN EXAMPLE OF... NUCLEAR WINTER
  21. 21. ?
  22. 22. A COUPLE... NUCLEAR DEMONSTRATIONS
  23. 23. NUKE...
  24. 24. NUKE... NEW YORK CITY
  25. 25. A 150 kiloton bomb constructed by terrorists is detonated in the heart of Manhattan, at the foot of the Empire State Building. The bomb goes off without warning at noon time. It's a clear spring day with a breeze to the east. Assumptions: There is no warning. The population has not been evacuated nor sought shelter. Both measures could reduce casualties. There is clear weather, with visibility of 9 miles (16 km). This is an isolated attack, leaving the rest of the country free to respond. A large percentage of the day time population is outside - 25%. The daytime population density is roughly uniform and about 125,000 per square mile. The shock wave will spread out uniformly in all directions, being minimally affected by structures.

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