How Did The Dust Bowl Cause The Great Depression

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The Great Depression was a very difficult time for the world and lasted for 11 years. The Great Depression had many events that caused it. One of them was the stock market crash in the 1930’s. Another was the Dust Bowl. In “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, she mentioned the Great Depression in several parts. In one part of the novel Scout (Jean Louise Finch) asked her father Atticus Finch if they were poor, Atticus replied with a yes. The novel also says that farmers such as the Cunninghams were having a hard time with their crops. The novel also talks about the town and how it is like and how it looks as in feature wise.
The Stock Market Crash of 1929 was one of the causes of the Great Depression. This event lasted along time. Many americans …show more content…

The Dust Bowl is an area that was devastated by extreme drought, soil erosion, and economic depression during the 1930’s. The worst of it struck 50 million acres , mainly in Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The Dust Bowl did a lot of destruction to farm land and caused a lot of problems for farmers. Some farmers called “suitcase farmers” are people who lived and only visited during harvesting time. About 40 big storms swept through the Dust Bowl in 1935. The dust in these storms often reduced your visibility to less than a mile which is 1.6 kilometers. The most destructive of these storms are often called “Black Blizzards”. “Black Blizzards” carried tons of soil all the way to the east coast. The thick filthy air of these dust storms damaged people’s lungs storms damaged people’s lungs and caused a illness known as “Dust Pneumonia”. Many Dust Bowl residents felt defeated by the dust storms and packed their belongings and left. But, other decided to stay and push through which gave them the nickname …show more content…

Farmers were having trouble with the Dust Bowl, and Americans were dealing with the Stock Market Crash. A lot people were living in poverty and lost there homes. But all of that was about to change when president Franklin D. Roosevelt created The New Deal. The New Deal was a series of programs created in the united states between 133 and 1938. The New Deal created jobs for people who either lost their previous jobs or do not have one. This was to help stop the rising of unemployment. During the Dust Bowl, farmers were losing their jobs do to crops not being grow because of the drought. But the New Deal helped them find and get jobs so they can work again. The New Deal was made to help the american economy rise out of the Great

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