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  1. page J. Robert Oppenheimer edited J. Robert Oppenheimer What is worth fighting for? In the case of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the Amer…
    J. Robert Oppenheimer
    What is worth fighting for? In the case of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the American way of life and everything connected to the United States was worth fighting for. The federal government recruited him and hundreds of other top scientists to work onthe Manhattan Project, which turned out to be the most expansive top-secret project ever designed for the purposes of destroying a military enemy. Oppenheimer ran the Manhattan Project. He served as the manager and top scientist for a program that produced two atomic bombs that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan in August 1945.
    However, there is another answer to the question "What is worth fighting for" when the topic is J. Robert Oppenheimer. The brains behind the atomic bomb actually led a protest towards the end of the project to urge the U.S. government not to use the bomb. The scientists at Los Alamos (where the Manhattan Project was situated) were some of the most intelligent, educated people in the world, and they knew a lot more than science. They forsaw the unthinkable horrors of burning humans alive and blowing them up. They anticipated an arms race with the Soviet Union, which was also trying to develop a bomb to stop all bombs. They looked into the future and they saw a nuclear arms race that could end the human race.
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  2. page J. Robert Oppenheimer edited What is worth fighting for? In the case of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the American way of life and eve…
    What is worth fighting for? In the case of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the American way of life and everything connected to the United States was worth fighting for. The federal government recruited him and hundreds of other top scientists to work onthe Manhattan Project, which turned out to be the most expansive top-secret project ever designed for the purposes of destroying a military enemy. Oppenheimer ran the Manhattan Project. He served as the manager and top scientist for a program that produced two atomic bombs that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan in August 1945.
    However, there is another answer to the question "What is worth fighting for" when the topic is J. Robert Oppenheimer. The brains behind the atomic bomb actually led a protest towards the end of the project to urge the U.S. government not to use the bomb. The scientists at Los Alamos (where the Manhattan Project was situated) were some of the most intelligent, educated people in the world, and they knew a lot more than science. They forsaw the unthinkable horrors of burning humans alive and blowing them up. They anticipated an arms race with the Soviet Union, which was also trying to develop a bomb to stop all bombs. They looked into the future and they saw a nuclear arms race that could end the human race.
    Oppenheimer's criticism of the bomb's use -- and his social connections to members of the Communist Party in America (not unusual for the 1930s and 1940s) -- resulted in a public humiliation as the federal government took away his top-secret security clearance after the war while investigating him for sedition. His name was eventually cleared, but his life was ruined. What was worth fighting for in J. Robert Oppenheimer's world? His dignity, convictions and reputation, for starters.
    What does it mean to be an American? For J. Robert Oppenheimer, it means serving your country while reserving the right to criticize your government, which is supposed to serve you. Whether it's public service, firefighting, police work, social work, teaching, elected office or the military, those of us whose salaries are paid by tax dollars are serving our communities and country. We are not serving the government. There's a big difference that many people don't understand. J. Robert Oppenheimer understood.

    Annotated Bibliography on J. Robert Oppenheimer
    Oppenheimer, J. Robert; Smith, Alice Kimball; and Weiner, Charles. Robert Oppenheimer, Letters and
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    Oppenheimer, J. Robert; Smith, Alice Kimball; and Weiner, Charles. Robert Oppenheimer, Letters and
    Recollections.. 2011. Google books. Web. December 15, 2011. http://books.google.com/books
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  4. page J. Robert Oppenheimer edited Annotated Bibliography on J. Robert Oppenhsimer Oppenheimer, J. Robert; Smith, Alice Kimball; and…
    Annotated Bibliography on J. Robert Oppenhsimer
    Oppenheimer, J. Robert; Smith, Alice Kimball; and Weiner, Charles. Robert Oppenheimer, Letters and
    Recollections.. 2011. Google books. Web. December 15, 2011. http://books.google.com/books
    This site has a lot of biographical information about Robert Oppenheimer.Unfortunately, it does not appear to go into detail about his work on the Manhattan Project, which is the only reason why most students would be interested in Robert Oppenheimer. He was a distinguished scientist and scholar outside of the Manhattan Project, but his role as the de facto “father” of the atom bomb supercedes anything else in his life. This book also appears to be a very flattering portrait of Oppenheimer. Although there is nothing inherently wrong with that, there does appear to be a lack of objectivity with this source. It does have autobiographical text (Oppenheimer's own letters), and the co-authors, Allice Kimball and Charles Weiner, appear to have assembled this portrait of Oppenheimer in his image.
    Danser, Al Gerald, et. Al, The Americans. Evanston, Illinois; McDougal Littell Inc., 2000. Print.
    These two textbook pages are very useful for understanding Oppenheimer's role in the Manhattan
    Project, as well as his misgivings about actual use of the atomic bomb. Direct references to
    Oppenheimer, however, cover only a few paragraphs at the most. The rest of the two pages provide
    context, which is useful.
    Bird, Kai. and Sherwin, J. Martin. American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert
    Oppenheimer, New York; Knopf, 2005. Print.
    This source is a must-read for anyone beyond high school who is serious about studying the atomic bomb, the origins of the nuclear arms race, the Cold War or the Manhattan Project. It is a comprehensive biography of Oppenheimer that not only explores the layers of his life and personality, but puts his actions and his psyche into historical context. The authors go into depth about Oppenheimer's genius, social awkwardness and his odd flirtation with fame. They take an objective look at his fall from grace. The book is balanced, tough and thorough.

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    J. Robert Oppenheimer and his creation that changed the world.
    {14790_GalerieBilda.jpg} J. Robert Oppenheimer and the ultimate weapon of mass destruction

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Monday, December 19

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    U.S. army was equipped with 80,000 men, 400 tanks, and 400 guns, compared to the Germans who had 200,000 men, 600 tanks, and 1,900 guns.
    Germans were the ones who ended up being affected the most due to, lack of fuel, transportation, and sometimes abandoned. More than 100,000 Germans were taken in as prisoners and 1,000 of their air crafts were destroyed. Almost 80,000 Americans were killed, maimed, or captured.
    Cited:Annotated Bibliography:
    22nd, December. "The Battle of the Bulge." History Learning Site. Web. 16 Dec. 2011.<http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/battle_of_the_bulge.htm>.
    In this article, Chris Trueman goes into depth about the Battle of the Bulge. I like this site because it is an easy read and it’s very easy to maneuver around on. I think that this is a reliable site because the author of the site wrote a page specifically to himself, where he says everything that you need to know about him. He says that all of the context comes from his in-depth knowledge of History from his teachings as a major secondary school in England for the past 26 years. I would definitely use this site again for another of my history research papers.
    "Battle of the Bulge." United States American History. Web. 16 Dec. 2011.<http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1753.html>.
    In this article by US History.com the author goes into great detail about everything you need to know about the Battle of the Bulge. He says the important people, places, plans about the attack, and it also gives statistics about it. I think that this is a very reliable source and I would use it again because it uses links, quotes, and has many other sites linking onto this one site.
    "Battle of the Bulge Begins — History.com This Day in History — 12/16/1944." History.com — History Made Every Day — American & World History. Web. 16 Dec. 2011. <http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-the-bulge-begins>.
    This article is written by History.com. I think that this is a reliable source because all of the information comes from the History Channel, which we all know is a reliable source. The site also has all of the information you need to know about everyday in history around the world. It gives you videos, timelines, and quotes for anything and everything in history.
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    "Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds."
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    "Japanese Internment in World War II — Infoplease.com." Infoplease: Encyclopedia, Almanac, Atlas, Biographies, Dictionary, Thesaurus. Free Online Reference, Research & Homework Help. — Infoplease.com.Digital History. Web. 16 Dec. 2011.
    <http://www.infoplease.com/spot/internment1.html>.
    <http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/learning_history/japanese_internment/internment_menu.cfm>.
    This website is a good source because it has .edu instead of .com. The Website sites were it got it’s information from. The website also has an contact us page.

    "Japanese-American Internment Camps." Bookmice.net Index. Web. 16 Dec. 2011. <http://www.bookmice.net/darkchilde/japan/camp.html>.
    This Website is a good source because it has .net instead of .com. They cite all of there information. They give you extra websites for good information spots. They give you different sources for pictures to articles.
    "Japanese-American Internment [ushistory.org]." Ushistory.org. Web. 16 Dec. 2011. <http://www.ushistory.org/us/51e.asp>.
    Digital History.This Website is a good source because it has a contact us link. The website is .org not a .com. This website tell you who owns it and the copy right information.
    "Japanese Internment in World War II — Infoplease.com." Infoplease: Encyclopedia, Almanac, Atlas, Biographies, Dictionary, Thesaurus. Free Online Reference, Research & Homework Help. — Infoplease.com.
    Web. 16 Dec. 2011. <http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/learning_history/japanese_internment/internment_menu.cfm>.<//http://www.infoplease.com/spot/internment1.html//>.
    This Website is a good source because it has a contact us link. It has who owns it, and a contact us link. This website also has extra links.

    "World War Two - Japanese Internment Camps in the US." History on the Net Main Page. Web. 16 Dec. 2011. <http://www.historyonthenet.com/WW2/japan_internment_camps.htm>.
    This is a good website because of the extra links that are given for you to find more information. Also is good so you can see were they got their information from. They have a contact us link also.

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