History 408  History of American Science and Technology

Reading Worksheet


The Atomic Bomb

Hughes, 353-442


Date:                                                                            Name: 

1. What¡¯s new and striking to you in the readings on this topic?






2. What did the TVA and the Manhattan Project have in common?






3. Was the Manhattan Project a scientific or technological endeavor?






4. What role did politics play in the history of nuclear power, including the use of the atomic bomb?






5. Did all the scientists working on the bomb support the decision to drop it in Japan?  Why and why not (for this question you may need to do extra research on the web)?






6. Do you find the readings helpful? Questions and comments?  Any relevant news items or website?