Why Did The Dust Bowl Occur
In this essay I will be discussing the causes and effects of the dust bowl which happened from 1931 to about 1940. Causes and Effects of the Dust Bowl mainly consisted of major droughts, The Great Depression, and agricultural decline.This affected the Southern Plains more, compared to the Northern Plains. Thousands were affected and had a really hard time living through this horrible era in America. Before 1931 farmers in the midwest made a living from selling their crops, but after that it was completely different. The Dust Bowl was also known as the “Dirty Thirties” because of how dirty people would get and how dirty everything was after the huge dust storms.
A decade of rains ended in 1931, which lead onto a long drought Farmers didn’t use dryland farming methods and it caused the dirt to lift up. With big winds, the top layer of dirt lifted up and caused the huge dust storms. The drought came in three waves, 1934, 1936, and 1939–40, but some regions of the high plains experienced drought conditions for as many as eight years. These storm cover the great plains of the midwest and reached all the way up to Canada over 12 million pounds of dust were deposited in the from Texas to Illinois. Millions of people living in those states had …show more content…
Causes and Effects of the Dust Bowl mainly consisted of major droughts, The Great Depression, and agricultural decline.This affected the Southern Plains more, compared to the Northern Plains. Some say that the dust bowl wasn’t only a natural disaster, but a man made disaster as well. Due to the high prices of wheat, farmers were so happy for the amount of money they were bringing into their pockets. But their happiness came to an end because all the wheat they had cultivated dried up and the prices