How Did Farmers Grow During The Great Depression

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“The Great War proved how confused the world is. Depression is proving it again” stated Anne Sullivan, an inspirational teacher of the early twentieth century. World War One, was the first major war that America engaged in. During the war, farmers produced an abundance of food for the war, which economically helped the farmers. However, crops and livestock prices declined after the war was over, and they plummeted when the stock market crashed in 1929. Economic problems were not the only problems farmers faced. They entered a decade of drought, never before experienced in America. What they did not lose in the economic collapse, they lost because of the drought and an environmental disaster, the Dust Bowl, a severe dust storm that damaged farmers’ land and property. Fortunately, when Roosevelt became president, he quickly implemented legislations…show more content…
Instead of having a positive effect, this practice damaged the land by leaving the dry, unfruitful soil at the surface. Although it had been happening for a while, harmful farming techniques began having a larger effect when done in such a large scale. “Dust Bowl During the Great Depression” tells about the harmful farming techniques that caused the Dust Bowl. The farmers were removing grass that benefited crops that could endure harsh weather and keep crops fixed in the ground. This method revealed the topsoil, leaving it vulnerable to violent winds. In addition to this, farmers were moving their grazing animals to smaller areas to prepare more room for crops. This caused grazing animals to over-graze the land which additionally damaged it. The farmers also began to stop tilling the land, which was another method that left the fields vulnerable to wind. When farmers left the soil dry, this was called dry farming, which led to strong winds that created dust storms from
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