Essays Tagged: "atomic bomb"

Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut A book report on the novel about the atomic bomb which was dropped on Hiroshima. Explains major themes, opinion on novel and why it is a classic.

Cat's Cradle is about the narrator who is trying to find out exactly what happened the day that the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. He interviews Felix Hoenikker's (the father of the atom bomb) ... in the world.3) This book had a couple major themes. These include religion, new inventions and the atomic bomb.I believe that the theme which was most important for me was the religion theme. I think ...

(2 pages) 128 0 4.4 Apr/2002

Subjects: Art Essays

Atomic Bombing of World War II

n the cities still causes problems today. Many people ask the question, 'should we have dropped the atomic bomb?'When the United States was making the atomic bomb it named the operation the Manhattan ... ission in 1938. The American scientists feared that the Germans would discover how to construct the atomic bomb. The program's first leader was Vannevar Bush, who was the head of the National Defense ...

(4 pages) 123 1 3.5 Jan/1995

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

The Cold War

informants to crush any traces of dissent. Of considerable importance to Beria was the race for the atomic bomb. The Soviet Union and the United States both plundered the German V-2 rocket sites for m ...

(9 pages) 200 2 4.8 Sep/1995

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > The Cold War

US Aircraft During the Cold War

great countriesof the United States and the Soviet Union. When the United States dropped the first atomicbombs on Japan, it not only ended the second World War but began the Cold War (Gaddis 23).In 1 ... ut began the Cold War (Gaddis 23).In 1946, the Russians in the United Nations proposed a ban of all atomic weapons, thedestruction of all stockpiles, and the reduction of all armed forces to one-third ...

(9 pages) 66 0 4.4 Dec/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

An in depth analysis of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings.

roached her target. She climbed to about 31,000 feet and finished the settings on "Little Boy", the atomic bomb sitting in the bomb bay. The bomb was dropped on Hiroshima (Feis 121).Much controversy h ... dropped on Hiroshima (Feis 121).Much controversy has swelled in the decades that have followed the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Many people understand that the bombing of Hiroshima was s ...

(9 pages) 389 5 4.4 Jul/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Post-War National Security in the United States

piecemeal during the course of the first two world wars, but it wasn't until the deployment of the atomic bomb that the U.S.. assumed its position as a true superpower. The years that followed this u ... inating times in the history of U.S. international relations. Hopefully, an investigation into this atomic diplomacy, along with a balanced analysis of the problems of conceptualizing and implementing ...

(8 pages) 166 0 4.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"The Atomic Bomb"

The Atomic Bomb 1The atomic bomb was used mainly in W.W.II and in Japan. It was a usefuland very destruc ... hese two people and many other men the atom bomb was made possible to use.Most of the making of the atomic bomb took place in the U.S.A. It was there where the bomb was carefully studied and accuratel ... ly made by a TOP SECRET project called the 'Manhattan Project'. Thanks to the Manhattan project the atomic bomb was first tested in a New Mexico dessert called Jornada del muerto (city of the dead) on ...

(5 pages) 154 0 3.7 Oct/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays

The Atom

A good discussion of the pros and cons of using the atomic bomb to end World War II -AP PhysicsPeriod 2The AtomIn the spring of 1897 J.J. Thomson demons ... ides proposing a useful model for the atom, it demonstrated that events ensts that takeplace on the atomic scale are quantized: that just as matter exits as atoms and particle s ina state of essential ... imprecise; though a good approximationthat worked for large-scale events, it failed to account for atomic subtleties.Bohr was happy to force this confrontation between the old physics and the new.He ...

(6 pages) 69 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Nuclear Strikes

Nuclear StrikesScientifically, there is no obstacle for a nuclear or atomic bomb. Thereare no secrets in Nuclear Science anymore. Anyone with a reasonable physicsdegree ... yone with a reasonable physicsdegree and access to a good technical library could design a workable atomicbomb in less than 6 months, so why hasn't anyone. Maybe there has been,no one is exactly sure. ... d to make nuclear weapons to kill masses of people.This is kind of the history of the nuclear & atomic bomb: (all from Williams)The first atomic bomb was thought up by Albert Einstein in the late3 ...

(9 pages) 101 1 4.8 Dec/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

This essay is about the threat from weapons of mass destruction to the United States.

and numerous terrorist groups have, or are attempting to create, or buy Weapons of Mass Destruction.Atomic or nuclear weapons have only been used twice to attack another nation. The first attack came ... r nation. The first attack came on August 6, 1945. On this date the United States dropped the first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Then, a few days later on August 9, the U.S. dropped ...

(6 pages) 225 0 4.1 Jan/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

The Two Camps of Modern Art is about the two main schools of thought in art history from 1945 - current

After six years of horror were brought to a close by the atomic bomb, (I am speaking of course of WWII) the new situation in society and the world required a ...

(8 pages) 132 0 3.9 Jan/2003

Subjects: Art Essays

If you were president Harry Truman, would you have made the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima?

HIMA?The 6th of August 1945 was a day that people will always remember with terror. On this day, an atomic bomb was used by the U.S. against Japan, in the city of Hiroshima. This was the first time in ... rely used as "testing-objects." The 6th of August 1945, also showed me that nations are able to use atomic weapons to display their power, and it can happen again. What makes the decision wrong, and t ...

(5 pages) 103 0 4.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Cat's Cradle A book report on Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut. Report contains a plot summary and covers all elements of literature.

, the narrator researches a book he is in the midst of writing. The book is to be about the day the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and the lives of the people who created the bomb. The narrator ... e pointlessness of life with the help of satire.The narrator, a writer, working on a book about the atomic bomb and its creators, goes to Ilium, New York to learn more about Dr. Felix Hoenikker, one o ...

(5 pages) 108 2 4.1 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Atomic Bomb: Necessary and Just. This essay delves into justifications for the use of Atomic Weaponry during the second World War.

s and logistics. One of the harder, philosophical questions we must ask, however, is the use of the Atomic Bomb during World War II. True, there are many facts to bolster each side of this debate, but ... side of this debate, but the true quandary lies in the morality of the situation. Was the use of an Atomic weapon morally justified? Was the use of this weapon even necessary to complete any objective ...

(6 pages) 341 0 3.6 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Cold War. Who was responsible for the failure of meaningful nuclear arms talks? Referenced directly to Ronald E. Powaski book "March to Armageddon"

tion, power politics and nuclear diplomacy (initially brought about by the American monopoly of the atomic bomb) to settle conflicts within Soviet-American relations allowed the arms race to escalate. ... it prevented extensive public debates on the issue within the government.After Congress learned of atomic power, it only concentrated on immediate military applications of the weapon in the World War ...

(5 pages) 74 1 3.6 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Local scientists and their history.

earch the matter.By the end of 1941, British studies had outlined the materials requirements for an atomic bomb and uranium research was going on at about 12 American universities. During 1942, the Ma ... trict of the Corps of Engineers was formed to construct three secret "cities" for major portions of atomic bomb development. At Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Hanford, Washington, and Los Alamos, New Mexico. T ...

(4 pages) 31 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Copenhagen - Heisenberg's dilemma: Friendship vs Patriotism.

a bomb of such mass destruction?Michael Frayn's new play, Copenhagen, concerns the race to build an atomic bomb in the second world war, in particular the motivation of the central character, Werner H ... apon. (P.36) "Does one as a physicist have the moral right to work on the practical exploitation of atomic energy?" But perhaps this question was just a pretext to get Bohr to reveal if indeed the All ...

(7 pages) 42 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Orwell, George. "1984".

d to warn of future Communism, was created in the same year as the Soviet Union detonated its first atomic bomb. The presentation of the horrors that may derive from giving power to the government sho ...

(2 pages) 52 0 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Atomic Bomb.

Atomic Bomb a Political WeaponThe atomic bomb was first created in the early twentieth century. Phys ... ear the end of World War II, in an attempt to get Japan to surrenderto the United States. The first atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city ofHiroshima. The bomb that was dropped on this city kil ... of building a nuclear bombenrages taxpayers and environmental damage is severe.During WW2, when the atomic bomb was created no one knew the tremendous impacts that it would have on a country. Today, o ...

(2 pages) 134 5 3.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

To what extent were the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki necessary to end World War II? Includes Bibliography and Footnotes (if you care to message me for them)

ians will usually either tend to one of two schools of thought. The orthodox school stress that the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were necessary to end the war. The revisionist school ... ped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were necessary to end the war. The revisionist school argues that the atomic bomb was quite unnecessary. To what extent were the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki n ...

(6 pages) 257 6 4.4 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II