Although there are many causes of the Dust Bowl the three most significant causes were the drought, removal of grass and the overproduction of crops in the Great Plains. The drought greatly dried out the land in the Great Plains. Removal of grass was also crucial during World War I because of the demand for wheat, but it was not during the Dust Bowl. By removing the grass it created much more room for storms to pick up the dirt and destroy
The first cause is the drought. So much land was being harvested on for crops. How this affects the Dust Bowl is since there was little rainfall for four years(Doc E), if soil isn’t watered it turns into dust after a while. A lot of land was being harvested on, and a lot of land with soil that isn’t watered can turn into dust.
Then, when World War I ended, the demand for wheat and other crops fell as did the prices. To compensate for this loss, farmers dug up more land and planted more crops which only further hurt the soil. Another cause of the Dust Bowl was farm animals. Livestock was a good source of meat and dairy products but they also consumed a lot of grass which was already being torn up. When the grass was eaten and the soil wasn’t healthy enough to support plants, many of the animals died.
People’s personal lives were affected dreadfully. “The simplest acts of life — breathing, eating a meal, taking a walk — were no longer simple.”. The Dust Bowl was a eerie era caused by poor farming and a race for money, America hopes it will not happen
When grass is pulled up the dust has nothing to stick to. When a gust of wind blows across that dirt it carries it into the air, creating a dust storm. Another cause of the dust bowl is drought. According to document E, In the 1930’s there were nine years of below average rainfall. The average rainfall is 20 inches.
and continued to be a problem after the Dust Bowl ended. After comparing the destruction during and after of the grasshoppers and the dust storms, looking at the destruction the grasshoppers did specifically, and noticing how both events left destruction in their path, grasshoppers did cause more destruction than the man-made storm, and mother nature
Dust storms wrecked havoc and choked cattle. Farmers couldn’t make money because their crops were destroyed. The rains of dust were called “Black Blizzards.” The Dust Bowl drove 60% population out of the region. By 1940 2.5 million people fled the region. Farmers by then lost all their crops and all money they could have made.
Also known as the dirty thirties, The dust bowl years were the years that dust storms greatly damaged thousands of homes, lives, and the economy. Originally the Dust Bowl was the name given from the Great Plains region, consumed by the so called drought in the 1930’s. Many who had gone through the Dust Bowl; pointed fingers at the dought, little did they know that The Dust Bowl originally was caused by heavy mechanism, and heavy mechanism came from farmers over doing farms. The Dust Bowl was held responsible for the dust storms in parts of Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico. With little rainfall, soft soil, and crazy winds, The Dust Bowl was held accountable for the death of many.
o Kill A Mockingbird is where a little girl named scout watched her dad defend blacks against whites. It also relates to the Dust Bowl. In the book a guy named Mr.Cunningham had to pay people with food because the Dust Bowl destroyed a lot of things and the people who were affected by it were basically left with nothing. The Dust Bowl was were down in some of the southern states there was a lot of wind and it cause a ton of dust to rise and destroy everything. It happened down around Texas and Oklahoma.
The Dust Bowl describes an area in the Great Plains that was devastated by drought during the Great Depression. The area stretched from western Arkansas to the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles to New Mexico, Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota and Colorado and into Missouri. The term “dust bowl” originally meant a geographical area in the Great Plains but is now referred to the time setting for when the storms occurred. The storms came in three waves, 1934, 1936, and 1939-40. Some of the affected regions experienced drought-like conditions for period as long as eight years.