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.
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.
In other parts of the United States farmers were dealing with drought and bankruptcy (“Dust Bowl 1”). In the 1930’s Agriculture was an important industry and growth of agriculture programs to help farmers. WEALTH OF FARMERS Farmers in the United States found wealth in agriculture in the 1930’s by distilling
Harper Lee does an amazing job at creating astoundingly clever characters with mind churning themes in 376 pages leaving anyone who sets their eyes on them in awe. The issues presented in To Kill A Mockingbird were extremely difficult to discuss in 1960 when the book was first published and still are today. This is what makes Harper Lee such an amazing writer; she decided to talk about an issue in a different dimension (which at that time seemed absurd). This is what makes this such a timeless piece of literature the world Harper Lee was able to go to make readers really connect with the characters and lessons. For example, in the book Atticus Scout and Boo a celebration of To Kill a Mockingbird celebrated author Lee Smith states, “ So To Kill A
People were unable to pay their mortgage bonds and were evicted out of their own homes. Many ended up homeless or lived in shanty houses which is shown in source F (known as Hoover villes). Many tried to look for jobs as shown in source D, but needed the government’s assistants to get the jobs. It shows how people viewed the their own points of view of the dream( source J), it also shows that the American Dream was over and the government now needed to intervene in order to restore the economy to where it was, at times the government tried to restore the economy but failed as the problem was too massive. In conclusion the USA slowly recovered from the Great Depression, as it also affected other countries parts of the world that were linked to the capitalist system.
The Dust Bowl was a hard time during the great depression. The Dust Bowl negatively affected people in a personal way. The dust was hard to keep away. People fled and left everything. The drought made things worst and the environment was horrible to live in.
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.
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.
In the South towards the 1930´s there was a lot going on. People suffered from The Great Depression and became gloomy. So many people lost their jobs and business´s went bankrupt. Money became a big issue and families had a hard time trying to stay alive and healthy. Farmers had no other choice but to grow cotton because it was an only resource to them.
Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, takes place during the 1930s in Maycomb, Alabama and is loosely based off of this trial and her life. She uses symbolism- a meaning attached to objects and people- to show that racism does exist during the 1930s and is still relevant today. In her novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses the symbolic significances of the Snowman, Fire, and the White Camellia to expose the ugly existence of white supremacy in the South during the Great Depression. First and foremost, Lee uses the creation of