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    Dust Bowl In The 1930s

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    It is completely mind-blowing to realize that the Dust Bowl actually happened in the United States not too long ago! The hardships that these families endured while living there, like losing their family farms and many of their belongings, is heart-breaking. What is even sadder is that the banks and government acted like they didn’t know who was to blame for the evicting! The social and economic issues of the 1930s were very problematic and the programs of the New Deal attempted to help get…

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    Dust Bowl Essay

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    Americans faced a series of challenges beyond the widely discussed stock market crash and emerging distrust of the American financial system. These challenges include the struggle to find work with reasonable pay and the abandonment of farms within the Dust Bowl. Sources describe how these challenges manifested in a large migration of poverty stricken Americans from their native states into the agricultural regions of California. This paper will look at such sources to expound on the…

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    identifying one of the big themes we saw with our prior knowledge of the Dust Bowl as migration, and how the movement of people and their identities played a role in how events and responses unfolded in the advent of a natural catastrophe. From there, we discovered that we were both passionate about teaching on marginalized histories, and after hearing the statistic that 95% of Americans living in the Great Plains during the Dust Bowl were white, we knew we wanted to focus on the non-white 5%.…

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    Life In The Dust Bowl

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    Pioneers settled in the Great Plains started in Kansas—Nebraska an went westward. The Dust Bowl and the Depression of the 1930s caused settlers to retreat. There was an abundance of land and pioneers were eager to go west to settle and claim the land. The land could be cultivated to raise crops. The two main problems that the settlers faced were weather and the distance. The weather was a big problem, with blizzards, hail, and high winds and cold temperatures. In the summer there were…

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    boiling temperatures, and thousands of deaths, the Dust Bowl not only killed many Americans in the central United States, but also triggered one of the most financial downfalls in American history, the Great Depression. The Dust Bowl was the area of parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and New Mexico in the 1930s that experienced strong dust storms and lack of water, causing a drought. Although many factors can be accounted for the causes of the Dust Bowl, the main reason is farmers excessively…

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    Dust Bowl Research Paper

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    n the 1930s, in the Great Plains region, people were dying due to excessive dust inhalation, this is known as Dust Pneumonia. Farmers were not making the best decisions and it was a decade full of droughts. All of this lead to the start of the Dust Bowl and a miserable decade for the Great Plains area. The Dust Bowl negatively affected people during the drought and dust storms by causing a major loss in money and sending people cross-country for work; therefore, entities including the government…

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    Huge role in the creating of the “Dust Bowl”. Our government attempted to “lure” farmers to the South and to farm as much land as they wanted. The government would put up signs of farmers with potatoes the size of cars and cabbage to large to carry, this got farmers excited because this was during the great depression and they saw it as a way to help their family. The invention of tractors that would farm and plow land also caused tons of damage towards the Dust Bowl. Instead of farmers being…

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    The Dust Bowl will forever be remembered in American History, the pounds of sand killed many people and animals, and it lasted nearly a decade, with no sunlight, and little hope. It was very difficult to live in The Dust Bowl, many lost their lives, and many lost their hope, this affected people in their personal ways, to see their friends, family, and outside life. People couldn’t dare to step outside, the only thing that people could see is pitch dark, and people couldn’t find fresh food…

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    is often overshadowed by the occurrence World Wars and Great Depression; the Dust Bowl. The Dust Bowl was a massive drought centered on the states of Texas and Oklahoma caused by over tilling of farmland. Due to the farmland being over tilled, the vegetation that held the soil in place was no longer present, releasing immense amounts of dust into the air. Though it was technically a “natural disaster”, the Dust Bowl played an important role in helping shape America into the nation it is today…

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    Dust Bowl Research Paper

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    The Dust Bowl In the 1930’s and the early 1940’s, the southwestern Great Plains region of the United States suffered a severe drought in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Chicago, New York, Atlanta, and Kansas. Once a semi-arid grassland, the treeless plains became home to thousands of settlers when, in 1862, Congress passed the Homestead Act. Most of the settlers farmed their land or raised cattle. The farmers plowed the prairie grasses and planted dryland wheat. As the demand for wheat…

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