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  1. Classified Letters and Secret Memos By: Madeline, William, Florin, and Chris

  2. Einstein’s Scientific Development • Discovered the element uranium • New source of power

  3. Einstein's Recommendations • 1. To approach the government and secure uranium • 2. Speed up experimental work

  4. Einstein's Second and Third Letter • Germany has a new interest in uranium

  5. Roosevelt’s Top Secret Letter • The letter discusses the experimental bomb dropped near New Mexico

  6. Top Secret Recommendations • 1. Inform certain countries of work on atomic weapons • 2. The opinions on initial use of the bomb were not unanimous • 3. They have no proprietary rights over the bomb

  7. The Official Bombing Order Hiroshima Niigata Nagasaki Nagasaki

  8. Truman’s Diary Entry • His diary entry suggests the bombing was meant for only military soldiers

  9. Truman’s Speech to America (August 9, 1945) • He tells the public Hiroshima is a military base

  10. Aftermath of the Bomb • General Groves and Openheimer discussed the bomb