Atomic Bomb
In 1945, the United States made a decision that forever changed the face of warfare on this planet. That
decision was to drop a brand new invention, the atomic bomb, on Japan. The atomic bomb was, and
still is, the most feared weapon any nation could possess. This bomb took years to evolve into a useful
weapon, and in this paper the timeline will unfold. Although the attack took place in 1945, the years of
development are just as important.
In all reality, Hitler played a major role in the development of the atomic bomb. It was his belief that
Germans were better than Jews. This provoked one of the greatest minds in our history, Albert Einstein,
to leave Germany. Einstein, who was a Jew, had enough money to flee Germany and settle in America.
When Albert Einstein published his theory of relativity, Einstein asserted that matter (mass) and energy
were two forms of the same thing. According to Einstein, if somehow we could transform mass into
energy, it would be possible to "liberate" huge amounts of energy.
However, a theory is only a theory until it is proven. During the next decade, a major step was taken in
proving the theory of relativity when Ernest Rutherford and Niels Bohr described the structure of an
atom more precisely. They said an atom consists of a positively charged core, the nucleus, and
negatively charged electrons that revolve around the nucleus. It was the nucleus, scientists concluded,
that had to be broken or "exploded" if atomic energy was to be liberated.