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  1. 1. The Atomic Age Ashleigh Rivera Kayla Bell
  2. 2. <ul><li>A period of time following directly after the detonation of the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, ending World War II. </li></ul>Definition Atomic Age : Ashleigh Rivera <ul><li>Also, a period of time when many people thought the world’s energy would be powered by nuclear energy. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Historical Facts : Ashleigh Rivera <ul><li>On August 2, 1939, Albert Einstein wrote a letter to the president informing him of uranium, and how it could produce power, enough to construct a bomb. </li></ul><ul><li>The first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction took place in Chicago on December 2, 1942. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Historical Facts : Ashleigh Rivera <ul><li>The first detonation of an atomic bomb was in Alamogordo, New Mexico on July 16, 1945. </li></ul><ul><li>The first atomic bombing was in August 6, 1945. The United States released a bomb on the Japanese city Hiroshima. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Historical Facts : Ashleigh Rivera <ul><li>The first hydrogen bomb, largely created by Edward Teller, is tested at Eniwetok Atoll on November 1, 1952. </li></ul><ul><li>The first nuclear power plant begins operation near Obninsk, USSR: June 27, 1954. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Historical Facts : Ashleigh Rivera <ul><li>In September 1970, the Baneberry underground nuclear test at the Nevada Test Site released radioactivity into the atmosphere. </li></ul><ul><li>The first underground nuclear test , called Rainier, was conducted in the Nevada desert September 19, 1957. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Historical Facts : Ashleigh Rivera <ul><li>The Partial Test Ban Treaty goes into effect, banning all above ground nuclear testing: October 13, 1963. </li></ul><ul><li>The Start I treaty was signed between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics reducing the deployed nuclear warheads to no more then 6,000 on each side: July 31, 1991. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Causes of the Atomic Age Ashleigh Rivera
  9. 9. Causes of the Atomic Age Ashleigh Rivera
  10. 10. Location : <ul><ul><li>The research and development of the atomic bomb was in the United States. </li></ul></ul>Ashleigh Rivera <ul><ul><li>The first detonation of the nuclear weapon was in Los Amos, New Mexico. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Importance of the Atomic Age <ul><li>The discovery and usage of the atomic bomb influenced the way war’s were fought greatly. </li></ul>Ashleigh Rivera <ul><li>For a period of time, most people thought the world’s supply of energy would come mainly from atomic energy. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Importance of the Atomic Age Ashleigh Rivera <ul><li>The discovery of nuclear power gave the world another source of energy, even though costs would be a problem soon after. </li></ul><ul><li>It also created a weapon of mass destruction and tainted the world’s ensuing peace. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Ashleigh Rivera Who or What <ul><li>Leslie R. Groves was the director of the Manhattan Project. </li></ul><ul><li>J. Robert Oppenheimer was the scientific director at the site in Los Alamos. </li></ul><ul><li>Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the president that decided to fund the Manhattan Project. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Ashleigh Rivera Who or What <ul><li>The Manhattan Project was the code-name for the team of scientists who were researching and developing the use of atomic weapons and power. </li></ul><ul><li>Enrico Fermi was the head of the scientist for the Manhattan Project. </li></ul><ul><li>Harry S. Truman was the president after Roosevelt who created an interim team to study the use of atomic bombs against Japan. </li></ul>
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