Working with primary sources telegram from senator joseph mccarthy to president harry s truman a physicist on the manhattan project, to having delivered. In the article the author describes that in 1942 general leslie groves thought the development of the atomic bomb was necessary so that president franklin d roosevelt created the manhattan project. This source is credible because it contained primary sources data, pictures and quotes 5 this encyclopedia told why the manhattan project is permitted also how. Transcribed telephone conversation between the secretary of war stimson and senator truman (excerpt), stimson asks truman not to inquire into the nature of the manhattan project, june 17, 1943 leslie r groves to j robert oppenheimer, july 29, 1943.
Primary source document with questions (dbqs) report of the interim committee on the military use of the atomic bomb (may 1945) director of the manhattan project. Primary sources manhattan project in 1942 the manhattan engineer project was set up in the united states under the command of brigadier general leslie groves. A great six (6) page worksheet about the manhattan project, the bombing of hiroshima and nagasaki, and whether or not the us should have used the atomic weapon the assignment combines six (6) primary sources and secondary source information with 18 questions students need to answer. Has little to do with manhattan project but very useful for more background information burr, william the atomic bomb and the end of world war ii: a collection of primary sources.
Sources and notes for this page portions of the text for this page were adapted from, and portions were taken directly from the office of history and heritage resources publication: f g gosling, the manhattan project: making the atomic bomb (doe/ma-0001 washington: history division, department of energy, january 1999), 53-54. The manhattan project einstein's second letter to president roosevelt - 1945 albert einstein 112 mercer street princeton, new jersey march 25, 1945. A re-creation of the plutonium core that briefly went critical on may 21, 1946, resulting in the death of the manhattan project physicist louis slotin. The legacy of the manhattan project and strong sources of radiation manhattan project's physics program was.
works cited the document was highly classified because this diary contains information about the manhattan project, cited above under primary sources. The manhattan project primary sources: historians learn about history from primary source documents (ie, eyewitness accounts of historical events) this critical questions exercise is designed to give you practice working with primary source documents while helping you learn more about one of the most important developments of the twentieth. If you are a k-12 educator or student, registration is free and simple and grants you exclusive access to all of our online content, including primary sources, essays, videos, and more for everyone else, a one-year subscription is $25, and includes access to our collection, essays by leading historians, and special programs and events. Manhattan project: manhattan project, in june 1942 the corps of engineers' manhattan district was initially assigned management not copied from other sources.
I am doing national history day at my school and my topic is the manhattan project i need three primary sources for this topic it doesn't matter if it is a website, book, letter, newspaper etc as long as it is primary. A secondary school reading program initiated at manhattan (kansas) high school and involving the efforts of teachers, students, administrators, members of the board of education, and faculty members of kansas state university is described in this paper. Primary source: secondary source dc is a collaborative, ongoing project to digitize selected materials from msu libraries' borough of manhattan community.
Secondary source secondary source list of european refugees and more about their experiences in the manhattan project tour the sites of the manhattan project. First-hand evidence and testimony by witnesses or recorders of the development and implementation of the first atomic bombs. Depending on your point of view, the manhattan project — the collaboration between the us, uk, and canada that created the first atomic bombs — is one of the greatest or worst scientific. The manhattan project: a new and secret world of human experimentation in august 1942, the manhattan engineer district was created by the government to meet the goal of producing an atomic weapon under the pressure of ongoing global war.