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Dust Bowl

Remembering the Dust Bowl The Dust Bowl was a significant event in our country's history that had various lasting effects on American Society. Social, economic, and political changes occurred because of this disastrous and difficult time in America. The Dust Bowl was a turning point in the Great Plaines, moreover, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, and a small portion of Texas. It changed life as Americans knew it during the 1930’s. It created a large economic and agricultural recession...

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that is exactly what they got. The “Dust Bowl” drought is one of the worst climatic events in the history of the United States drought which devastated the United States central states region known as the Great Plains. The Dust Bowl worsened the already depressed American economy in the 1930's, causing millions of dollars in damages. What caused this catastrophic event that put the central states in such a state of poverty? You cannot understand the Dust Bowl without understanding the ecology of...

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The Dust Bowl

Krysta Howard Jeffrey Schulze History 1302, Section 001 2 March 2012 The Dust Bowl Donald Worster believed the Dust Bowl was “the inevitable outcome of a culture that deliberately, self-consciously, set itself that task of dominating and exploiting the land for all it was worth”(Worster, 4). He investigated this phenomenon, which took place in the “dirty thirties”, and came to the conclusion that capitalism was to blame. The inhabitants of the Great Plains responded quite differently than...

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Dust Bowl

Dust Bowl Tragedies Imagine being blinded by dirt and disoriented by wind. Imagine having to cover your faces whenever you left the house and having to cover your food whenever you ate. Well, welcome to the Dust Bowl. During the 1930’s dust storms took over the Great Plains and the borders of Texas and Oklahoma. Many Americans had troublesome days due to the dust storms which were mainly caused by the loss of short grass prairie. With tractors many farmers over plowed their fields and with the...

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The Dust Bowl

The Dust Bowl of the 1930’s, forced many families to move to different parts of the country, devastated the livelihoods of farmers; the relief was The New Deal. "Dust Bowl" was a term born in the hard times from the people who lived in the drought-stricken region during the great depression. The "Dust Bowl Days" also known as the "Dirty Thirties" took their toll on the people of this region of the country with the many extremes of weather: blizzards, tornadoes, floods, droughts, and dirt storms...

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Imagine waking up each morning having to sweep up dust that blew into homes at night. Nearly starving from lack of food and water then going broke and living without a home with family's to care for. We'll that was life during the Dust Bowl having to face the Great Depression and loving in the Southern Plains.The Dust Bowl was a very unexpected tragedy that hit America in the 1930 lasting a whole decade. The dust bowl accrued mostly of high climates mixing with the broken down jet stream in Mexico...

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The Dust Bowl

Life During the Dust Bowl The Great Depression which began in 1929 and ended in 1939 was the worst economic disaster in history. There were many factors playing into the cause of the depression but here I am going to talk about the effects of the depression. What became known as the dust bowl hit the country in 1930 and by 1934 severe drought and a failure to apply dryland farming methods to prevent wind erosion had turned the midwest into a desolate wasteland. Our very own home state of Kansas...

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Causes of The Dust Bowl

Causes of the Dust Bowl One of the most devastating environmental crises that occurred in the United States was the Dust Bowl. The Dust Bowl began shortly after the Great Depression began in 1929 and lasted throughout the 1930's. It affected everyone, farmers and consumers alike, in its path negatively. The Dust Bowl of the 1930's was caused by four major factors: drought, climate misconception, poor land management, and most importantly, wind erosion. The first of the four major factors is drought...

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How To Prevent The Dust Bowl

The Dust Bowl happened between the years of 1931 and 1939. The Dust Bowl was a period of time where 150,000-square-miles of the Oklahoma and Texas panhandle and parts of Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico had little rainfall, light soil, and high winds, causing devastating effects on the land and people that lived there. There have been many discoveries and advances that can help prevent a future “Dust Bowl”, but the US could experience the Dust Bowl again. We have come a long way from the Dust Bowl...

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Causes Of The Dust Bowl

The Dust Bowl began on Thursday, April 18, 1935, it was a huge, black, cloud of dirt, piled up on the western horizon. This storm was enormous and deadly. The Dust Bowl affected Oklahoma, Texas, parts of Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico. These states were vulnerable to the dust storm due to their lack of rainfall, light soil, and high winds. As a result, soil lacked the the strong roots of grass in order to stay in place, this made it easier for high, hectic winds to get a hold of the soil. Years...

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