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Primary Sources

"American Experience: TV's Most-watched History Series." PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 1 Dec. 2012. This primary source illustrates the Americans' non-negotiable standpoint at the time of the nuclear bomb drop. This provided insight into what the Americans' thoughts were on how to coax the Japanese into surrender. "Argonne's Nuclear Science and Technology Legacy." Einstein's Letter. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Nov. 2012. This source was used to realize the importance and rightfully given attention to the Manhattan Project by the U.S. government. It explained the needs of the project and the reason to hurry its completion, a possible threat of Germany. There was a necessity in this project for a strong leader who could speed up the process by gaining funds, a need later fulfilled by General Groves. The letter urged the President to act quickly, which lead to the Manhattan Project. "ATOMIC BOMB: DECISION (Hiroshima-Nagasaki)." ATOMIC BOMB: DECISION (Hiroshima-Nagasaki). N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2012. This primary source shows petitions opposing the atomic bomb. It also details the secrecy around the project. "The Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II: A Collection of Primary Sources." The Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II: A Collection of Primary Sources. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2012. This source enabled us to download documents, which were primary sources. Therefore these documents provided info on he nature of this project to the aftermath of the bombings. BrainyQuote. Xplore, n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2012. This primary source enabled us to find quotes for our website. These quotes were used to express ideas in this website. Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2012. This primary source outlined the publicity surrounding the nuclear bomb drop. This would help us understand what happened during this period when the bomb drop was first announced to the public. "Strategic Bombing Survey of the Pacific War (1946)." World at War: Understanding

Conflict and Society. ABC-CLIO,2012. Web. 12 Dec. 2012. This source was used to get the results of the bomb drops on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. It was a summary useful for simple factual information. "Voices of the Manhattan Project." New York Times (1923-Current file): 1. Oct 28 2008. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times (1851-2008). Web. 22 Oct. 2012 . This source was utilized to understand the effects of the bomb creation on peoples lives. This affected not only the people it was used on but also the scientists, whose moral views were set aside to do this project. It displayed some of the people involved in the creation of the atomic bomb.

Secondary Sources
Eysturlid, Lee W. "World War II: Aerial Innovation: Development of the Atomic Bomb." World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society. ABC-CLIO, 2012. Web. 27 Oct. 2012. This source was utilized to give background information of events leading up to the creation of the bomb and gives a general outline of the situations that allowed us to get a basic understanding and ease into the topic. Groueff, Stphane. Manhattan Project; the Untold Story of the Making of the Atomic Bomb. 1st ed. Boston: Little, Brown, 1967. Print. This source details the events of the Manhattan project in a unique way, from the eyes of the people involved like the scientists and engineers behind the creation of the bomb. It explains how each occurrence happened and why it was important in a clear and obvious way. "History of the Atomic Bomb & The Manhattan Project." About.com Inventors. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Dec. 2012. The secondary source outlines the motivation for the creation of the atomic bomb. It also shows the bomb's mechanics and important people involved. "Key Issues: Nuclear Weapons: History: Pre Cold War: Manhattan Project." Key Issues: Nuclear Weapons: History: Pre Cold War: Manhattan Project. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Oct. 2012. <http://www.nuclearfiles.org/menu/key-issues/nuclearweapons/history/pre-cold-war/manhattan-project/index.htm>. A description of the Manhattan Project, it sets the political arena in which the atomic bomb was deployed. It also states the impact the dropping of the atomic bombs have on

the present. Furthermore it organized information in a detailed and helpful way. Takaki, Ronald T. Hiroshima: Why America Dropped the Atomic Bomb. Boston: Little, Brown, and, 1995. Print. This source was a secondary source. It provided us with the controversy surrounding the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Walker, Stephen. Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima. New York, NY: HarperCollins, 2005. Print. This source was chosen due to its content, which was helpful due to its detailed description of the events and people behind the atomic bomb. It also provides a brief explanation on its effects on the people involved in the atomic bomb, including survivors of Hiroshima. Finally it provides the setting in which the bomb was produced.