The dust storms affected Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Colorado, and New Mexico. The storm affected those states because the cold air dropped the storms South. On April 14, 1935 there was the biggest dust storm known to mankind. People even made it a holiday, it's called “Black Sunday,” because of the big storm. After one whole decade the years of terror finally stopped.
The Black Blizzards sweeping the plains of the 1930’s, better known as the Dust Bowl contributed to the extreme economic downturn of its time. These giant dust storms were caused mainly by a combination of environmental factors and human actions. In turn, these oversized storms caused many people to suffer from loss of crop, and eventually, forced innovation of farming techniques. Back in the “dirty thirties”, years 1934 to 1937, an extreme drought and the lack of strong root systems in the soil, causing wind storms, and the loss of crops. Dirt swirled into dense dust clouds, so dark you couldn't see through them.
Hoovervilles were little towns that people lived in during the Great Depression. They were named Hoovervilles because Hoover caused the crisis by not caring. Okies were refugee farm families who migrated to California to find new jobs and essentially a new life in the 1930s. The Okies took all the feasible jobs and Californians got mad. The Dust Bowl affected people in the same times as the book To Kill A Mockingbird by destroying all their crops.
Dust and depression swept through America at an alarming rate. The devastation and poverty caused during this era will haunt this countries history forever. However, factual history is hard to attain for each historian, writer, or even photographer tells his or her own story. The terrible storms shook the nation to its foundation and sent thousands of people to new lands in search of work and a better life. The Dust Bowl, the migrations, and the search for true factual evidence will shape the accounts of this dark era.
The Historical Significance of the Dust Bowl In one of the most fertile places in the United States, one of the nation's worst disasters occurred, the Dust Bowl. It began when an area in the Midwest was severely affected by an intense drought throughout the 1930s or what proceeded to be called the Dirty Thirties. The drought killed crops that had kept the rich soil in place, and when the strong root system was not there the soil was not kept grounded. Due to the soil left with no crops, the high and strong winds blew the topsoil away. This drought lasted for almost a decade, and during that time, many people had to learn new ways to adapt, make new innovations, or move to a different region.
“The sky would darken for days, and even the most well sealed homes could have a thick layer of dust on furniture. In some places the dust would drift like snow, covering farmsteads.”("About The Dust Bowl")Everyone was trying so hard to let no dust in their house and even the best made house in there time still got dust in them, some people just wanted to give up trying to keep the dust out and it had an impact on everyone in was living in the house.“People spat up clods of dirt as big around as a pencil. An epidemic raged throughout the Plains: they called it dust pneumonia.” ("Surviving The Dust Bowl")People died from swallowing dirt and it would suffocate people at night. This made people scared of living in there town. Also it was sad because innocent people would die.”People tried to protect themselves by hanging wet sheets in front of doorways and windows to filter the dirt.
The Great Depression, this period of time was known as “Dirty Thirties”, it was not like the simple economy depression, some examples were banking or financial crisis. This huge financial turmoil which “started in 1929”（Kathy Gill，2016）[ Kathy Gill, “What caused The Great Depression”, ThoughtCo, https://www.thoughtco.com/great-depression-causes-3367841 (accessed in March 28th 2017 )] swept the whole world, led to millions of people unemployed, hungry and homeless. It affected everyone in some way and if people were caught by this storm, then there was basically no way to escape. A lot of people wanted to find the reason why the Great Depression was happened, but the causes of the Great Depression were very complex, and economists have not yet
The 120,000 square-mile area the Dust Bowl destroyed was Kansas, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado. The Dust Bowl was a name given to the Great Plains region that was struck with a drought in the 1930’s. Before the Depression, many of the farmers in the Great Plains were over producing wheat due to the war. Farmers plowed more land and removed grass in order to make more room for their crops. Then the Depression hit and the demand for wheat decreased.
People complain about pollution from factories, cars, global warming, and the melting of polar ice caps, yet many people disregard the dangerous that come with fracking. Fracking is the process of injecting liquid at high pressure into subterranean rocks, and/or boreholes to force open existing fissures and extract oil or gas. Fracking is causing an epidemic economically and environmentally. Fracking is continuously destroying the earth day by day. From the endless fracking today’s economy is depleting.
This is just one example of the many causes of what waste can do to both people and their environments. Therefore, continuous dumping of the outdated commodities into the environment with the technological advancement continually impacts the environment negatively (Hummer7). In addition, the media has also played a key role in discouraging g the use of different products and updates on the current trends. With the increase in the pollutants in the environment causes different health hazards and sometimes death. Therefore in order to reduce wastes and the consequent effects on our lives, there must be a change in the consumer buying culture and