DBQ: What Caused The Dust Bowl?

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Olivia Morris
Ms. Chackan
Earth Science: Period 2
5 April 2016
What Caused the Dust Bowl? Suddenly, during the 1930s, out of nowhere these big storms of dust started to come. No one knew how these dust storms came or what they were. For many years now people have been trying to figure out what caused these terrible storms. According to the background essay and Donald Worster (Doc A.), the dust bowl was one of the hardest times. The storms ruined farmer’s crops, so then farmers could not get paid because they had nothing to sell. These dust storms also, caused people to get dust in their houses and ruin their belongings. Many people moved to try and get a new life, but many more people could not move because they did not have enough money to do so. People and animals were in trouble because they did not have a good defense system. Many civilians got sick from the dust bowls because from the consuming the dust, people got dust pneumonia. These dust bowls happened in the panhandles of Oklahoma and Texas. A panhandle is a narrow strip of land projecting from the main territory of one state into another state. Many people who lived during the times they said that the earth went “crazy.” What caused the conditions for the
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This possibility also provides evidence that it could have been having no dust meant dust bowls. According to a Texas sheepherder the animals ate the grass. The grass also keeps the environment clean, and it “keeps dust storms away.” Animals ate away all of the grass so that caused the land to erode. So erosion and no grass is another factor to what caused the dust bowl. (Doc. B) What caused the dust bowl? The three factors to what caused the dust bowl is that there is not enough rain so the land was dried out, farming and animals caused a lack of grass, and from having no grass the land started to erode. These factors together could be a really big reason to what caused the dust

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