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    The Dust Bowl was a period of severe dust storms that had a big impact on the economy during The Great Depression. The Dust Bowl lasted for about a decade. Farmers were heavily affected because the storms destroyed crops and before the storm farmers were making a lot of money. The Dust Bowl along with Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, took place in the 1930’s during The Great Depression. In To Kill A Mockingbird, the people traveled on dirt roads and the class difference between…

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    destroyed by drought and dust storms. This tragic event became known as the Dust Bowl. The Dust Bowl, a term used for both the area affected by the severe droughts of the time and the event itself, is without a doubt one of the most grim and harrowing events in America’s history. It was one of the worst environmental disasters in the nation’s past, it destroyed the livelihood of millions, and it was a major contributor to the continuation of the Great Depression.…

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    Introduction The Dust Bowl of 1930 was the worst environmental disaster in the US history. Poor farming practices and extreme drought greatly damaged the ecosystem in the Great Plains.[1] The Dust Bowl was a man-make environmental destruction that completely transformed the landscape. Strong winds blew away an average of 480 tons of topsoil per acre, degrading soil productivity, harming health, and damaging air quality. [2] The wind removed the topsoil and the remaining dry soil was not…

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    John Steinbeck's, The Grapes of Wrath, is a novel about a migrant family's journey through the dust bowl in the 1930’s. Steinbeck writes particularly about the Joad family, a family that was kicked off of their farm by the rich land owners because of the dust bowl. The dust bowl made the land dry and unfarmable, forcing the Joad’s as well as many others to move east for work. Forces that are beyond people's control can forever change their lives, especially when they are held accountable for…

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    lift the top soil until everything was covered in a copious layer of silt. Not only, had the winds displaced the top soil, but they had had also displaced many families as well. While, countless farmers had been suffering along for decades, the dust bowl buried them financially. Under those circumstances, many homes were foreclosed on, leaving families with few choices. Consequently, for farmers the only comprehensible answer was to move, generally to California. “Handbills, or flyers,…

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    BP Oil Spill Vs Dust Bowl

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    When looking at all of the environmental disasters of the United States, the BP Oil Spill and Dust Bowl are by far two of the most devastating disasters to the surrounding environment and ecosystem. Although both natural disasters have different characteristics and environmental effects, each disaster greatly impacted the surrounding ecosystems from before and after the disasters. Although the Gulf of Mexico before the BP oil spill was still known for its suffering under the effects of coastal…

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    Everyday, people are faced with tough circumstances and even tougher decisions that must be made. In John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath”, devastation and poverty brought about by the Dust Bowl of the 1930’s forces people to make a very tough, dicey decision- stay on their homeland, where life is nearly impossible but familiar, or move West to California, where there are supposedly more jobs and better land. Steinbeck chooses to narrate this American journey by alternating the focus of…

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    the stock market, bank failures, and reduction in purchases nationwide, the Great Depression combined with the Dust Bowl to devastate Americans for years to come. They would also eventually be known as two of the most impactful events from the 1920s. The Dust Bowl was a name given to all of the regions that were affected by the substantial drought in the early 1900s. The term “Dust Bowl” was actually first used by an Associated Press Reporter named Robert Geiger ( Moss and Wilson 46). One area…

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    The dust bowl: A Tragic Time in America (1930’s) The dust bowl was a horrible event for people because it was a severe dust storm that greatly damaged the environment, also a severe drought industry. What is the dust bowl you might think it's dust in a bowl but it's not it's a period of dust storms that damaged people's lives and economy also a severe drought to cause a failure to dryland pretty much to make an erosion on land. Farmers over planted and overgrazed their lands, they also failed to…

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    The Dust Bowl started in the 1930s and lasted for about a decade. During the Dust Bowl there was dust everywhere. There was dust piled up in houses in people's lund everywhere you looked. All of this dust affected family dynamics. Most all families had to migrate to the western states where there was no dust. When they were moving they had to leave their homes most people left whatever they had behind and if they didn’t leave what they had behind they would pack it in their cars and leave. When…

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