Internal Assessment - Internal Assessment The Atomic Bomb Michael Wenstrup 7th Hour Word Count 1804 Words Table of Contents A Plan of

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Internal Assessment The Atomic Bomb Michael Wenstrup March 25, 2010 7 th Hour Word Count: 1804 Words
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Table of Contents A. Plan of Investigation……………………………………………Pg. 1 B. Summary of Evidence………………………………………….Pg. 1-3 C. Evaluation of Sources…………………………………………. .Pg. 4-5 D. Analysis………………………………………………………….Pg. 5-7 E. Conclusion………………………………………………………Pg. 8 F. Appendix………………………………………………………. .Pg. 9 G. Bibliography…………………………………………………….Pg. 10-11
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Question : How did the dropping of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima in 1945 affect Japan’s existence in WWII? A. Plan for Investigation This investigation will accurately examine the effects of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in regards to Japan’s existence in World War II. The extent of this examination will consider both events preceding and following the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, leading up to Japan’s resignation in World War II. After both primary and secondary sources have been examined, regarding the extent of this investigation, they will be analyzed to ultimately determine how the atomic bomb in Hiroshima in 1945 affected Japan’s existence in World War II. Two sources examined in this investigation are Tokyo Radio Says Hiroshima Hit by Parachute Atomic Bomb by Virgil Pinkly and President Harry Truman’s Announcement of the Dropping of an Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima , in which both will be used to analyze their origin, purpose, value, and limitations . B. Summary of Evidence In the mid-1930s an Italian physicist named Enrico Fermi began bombarding nuclei with neutrons, producing heavier radioactive version of these nuclei. Question started to grow among scientists around world as no one could replicate these results. German scientists Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassman thought that Fermi was wrong and they found that adding neutrons to uranium
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actually made lighter familiar elements, but they could not explain why this occurred. For this reason they wrote to a former colleague named Lise Meitner. Meitner explained that this was the process of splitting the cell’s nuclei called “fission”, named after the process of cell division. 1 On September 1, 1939 Germany under Hitler’s regime invaded Poland. This offensive was countered by France and England who declared war on Germany on September 3, 1939, officially starting World War II. 2 As these events unraveled, Hitler secretly had scientists working to create the first atomic bomb. On August 2, 1939 Albert Einstein wrote to President Franklin D. Roosevelt warning that the U.S. must not fall behind Germany in the race to create the first atomic bomb. This occurred after Germany recently had selling uranium from Czechoslovakian mine; suggesting Germany was exploring the idea of nuclear fission. Combined
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