Atomic Bomb: 2 Page Literacy w Follow-up Questions

Atomic Bomb: 2 Page Literacy w Follow-up Questions
Atomic Bomb: 2 Page Literacy w Follow-up Questions
Atomic Bomb: 2 Page Literacy w Follow-up Questions
Atomic Bomb: 2 Page Literacy w Follow-up Questions
Atomic Bomb: 2 Page Literacy w Follow-up Questions
Atomic Bomb: 2 Page Literacy w Follow-up Questions
Atomic Bomb: 2 Page Literacy w Follow-up Questions
Atomic Bomb: 2 Page Literacy w Follow-up Questions
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On the morning of July 16, 1945, at 5:29 am, in a remote New Mexico desert, the United States tested the first nuclear bomb. As Oppenheimer recalls, “A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent. We knew the world would not be the same.”¹
The “Gadget” as Oppenheimer referred to it, sat atop a 100 foot steel tower in the Jornada del Muerto, Spanish for “Journey of the Dead.” It is here that a dedicated group of American scientists, led by Robert Oppenheimer, gathered to detonate the world’s first atomic bomb. Thirty-eight year old Robert Oppenheimer waits nervously in a concrete bunker six miles away. In the balance is not only the bomb, but the balance of power in World War II. A successful explosion could be the knockout punch to end the brutal war with Japan ........
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