How Did The Dust Bowl Affect The United States

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The Dust Bowl was an event that occurred in the United States of America during the 1930’s. The Dust Bowl really affected the states of Colorado, Kansas,Texas and Oklahoma, and New Mexico. The Dust Bowl was some of the worst dust storms that has ever happened in the United States of America. The Dust Bowl severely crippled the economy of the United States because a lot of the wheat that was being used was being made is the areas that were affected the worst by the dust bowl. The worst day in the history of the dust bowl was a day called Black Sunday where the entire sky was black with dirt.

The dust bowl was caused by people that did not know proper farming techniques for the land that they were now living on. The people of the united states …show more content…

It left thousands, homeless. hungry, and sick. John Steinbeck described some of the effects of the dust bowl in his 1939 novel The Grapes of Wrath: "And then the dispossessed were drawn west- from Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico; from Nevada and Arkansas, families, tribes, dusted out, tractored out. Car-loads, caravans, homeless and hungry; twenty thousand and fifty thousand and a hundred thousand and two hundred thousand. They streamed over the mountains, hungry and restless - restless as ants, scurrying to find work to do - to lift, to push, to pull, to pick, to cut - anything, any burden to bear, for food. The kids are hungry. We got no place to live. Like ants scurrying for work, for food, and most of all for land." The people that were affected by the dust bowl coped with it by using a couple of options. First they just lived through it and still tried to use the land and make as much money as they could. Or secondly they moved away. They mostly moved west because they knew that the winds would continue to move the dust east. The fact that the Great Depression was going on at the time of the Dust Bowl worsened the situation onehundredfold. There were no jobs to be found …show more content…

But the dust bowl did not only kill people is also killed thousands of animals directly and indirectly. There were thousands of jackrabbits that would flood towns and be killed by the people. But the dust bowl was a good thing in the long run because every since then we have created immensely greater ways at cultivating fields to grow crops. there is no doubt in my mind the united states will go through another dust bowl for the same contributing factors that lead to the first one. That is also why I believe that the land of the Southern Plains is is great shape compared to what is once was. Especially with the advances in morded

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