Truman: The Manhattan Project
President Truman is informed of the Manhattan Project and the American efforts to build an Atomic Bomb. He inquires if the Germans or Russians have similar capabilities.

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  1. Why is Truman only learning of the Manhattan Project now?
  2. What does Truman find out about the Manhattan Project?
  3. What is Truman's biggest concern?

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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain how specific needs result in scientific discoveries and technological innovations in agricul...
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    evaluate the domestic and international leadership of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry Truman during ...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    analyze major issues of World War II, including the Holocaust; the internment of German, Italian, an...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the major causes and events of World War II, including the German invasions of Poland and th...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the effects of major new military technologies on World War I, World War II, and the Cold War
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    The student understands the role the government plays in developing policies and establishing condit...

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