The Dust Bowl "The Dust Bowl drought of the 1930s was one of the worst environmental disasters of the Twentieth Century anywhere in the world" (Cook). The Dust Bowl had a huge impact on the people of New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and the rest of the great plains, and the families living there, including my family. My great grandmother was a teenager during the Dust Bowl, she would often share of her experience and what happened during that time. She told us so we would continue her legacy, and the stories of the Dust Bowl, and the sickness and the hardship of the farming families, and how America pulled out of this disaster. Because the government had sold all this land to farmers they were all planting and turning and working the
The great depression caused a bunch of grief on the families due to all the events killing of their family members, separating families, and leaving them hungry. At this point of the Great Depression, many americans and others around the world thought that they were going to lose everything and the economy was never going to get better. The great depression also known as “Black Tuesday” started October 29, 1929, while President Herbert Hoover was in office. While in presidency Hoover only came up with hoovervilles to get the homeless have a place to stay, soup kitchens were thought of for the homeless to eat, and people also gave their scrap clothes to the homeless to have a little extra warmth during the cold weather.
This shows how awful life was during the great depression and the Dust Bowl. The 1930’s were a tough time, especially for the farmers who lost theirs farms and for the many children who died from the dust. The Dust Bowl was caused by modern farming tools and the large number of unprepared and unprotected farms. It is said that "In 1931, dust from the seriously over-plowed and over-grazed prairie lands began to blow. And, it continued to blow for eight long, dry years.
During the Great Depression a Midwestern phenomenon called the Dust Bowl affected many lives of newly settled Americans throughout the Great Plains region. Otherwise known as the “Dirty Thirties”, a storm of dry weather caused farmers and villagers to abandon their homes in hope to survive the deadly threat of the storm. The Dust Bowl was a big contributing factor to the Great Depression agriculturally, and economically. During the 1930’s America suffered extreme temperatures. A drought forming across all farm lands due to failure of successful crop rotation cause dust to form.
These dust storms, largely due to severe drought and wind erosion, caused many farmers in the prairies to experience extreme poverty for as long as eight years. In an effort to escape the storms, starvation, and poverty many farmers and their families left their farms to look for work and food elsewhere as a means of survival. Migrant workers on the other hand were compromised by the overwhelming number of the unemployed during the depression. Largely these migrant workers worked as migrant farm workers planting and harvesting crops, moving throughout the seasons. Due to low wages, high poverty, and transient lifestyle migrant
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.
For hundreds of years women have been restricted to roles tied to the household and family, while the men have been deemed the breadwinners or sole income for the family and household. During the 1930s, the United States went through an economic crisis known as the Great Depression caused by the crash of the stock market and affected families across the country. During this time, Oklahoma, Texas, and a few surrounded states were hit by massive dust storms that swept across acres of farmland and agriculture, nicknaming this time the “Dirty Thirties”(wiki). The storms occurred because the states were experiencing a drought and the farmers were unaware of how to properly care for their land under these conditions, causing clouds of dust to surround
Thousands of Cherokees died on the journey to their destination due to harsh conditions, “whooping cough, typhus, dysentery, cholera and starvation”. Protection of territory was promised to them but later ended in 1907 when Oklahoma became a state. The Indian territories have completely disappeared. America desired more land and spread of influence.
As the American Gothic House Center states, “The American Gothic House in Eldon, Iowa is famous as the backdrop of Grant Wood’s 1930 painting American Gothic.”. Therefore, the house also represents Wood’s childhood community because the house was apart of his childhood. Furthermore, because the house was owned by the couple affected by the depression, the couple could lose the house. Which means that because of the economic downturn, Wood’s childhood community could be endangered. Thus, revealing to the audience the effects of the Great Depression on Wood
The Great Depression started on October 29, 1929, the day the stock market crashed substantially, and lasted till the late 1930s. Twenty-five percent of American workers lost their jobs. Because of this, it became common for men to travel around from farm to farm picking up any work they could get. The two main characters in Of Mice and Men, Lennie Small and George Milton, traveled to Salinas, California, for work. It was typical for migrant workers during this time to travel on boxcar in search of their next destination.
When analyzing the first part of “The Grapes of Wrath”, written by John Steinbeck, one can visualize the struggle of the times that sharecroppers and farmers went through in the Midwest area. Steinbeck depicts the era of America’s Great Depression which lasted until sometime after World War II. Steinbeck utilizes the first part of “The Grapes of Wrath” and the infelicity that fell the Joad and Wilson family as an example to show how the terrible drought known as the Dust Bowel affected many families from the American Midwest which also included Oklahoma. Chapter one assuredly establishes the tone for the whole novel. Part one of the the novel which include chapters 1 through eleven provides a backdrop for the main events of the narrative, describing
Jem Finch In Harper Lee’s To Kill a MockingBird has a very large impact on the U.S because it is basically the sum up of what happened in the south in the 1930’s. The 1930’s was the time of the great depression and many people were poor and many people were laid off because companies couldn 't pay them. In the small town of Maycomb, Alabama it shows some of the poverty some of the families lived in and the racism in the south during this time.
Ever heard of the Dust Bowl? “The Dust Bowl was a period of severe dust storms that really damaged the agriculture of the US and during the 1930s. The Dust Bowl was a severe drought that has started to ruin the agriculture. When this happened the states including Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico were affected” (Steinbeck). This act made many people who owned farms unemployed and they lost their farms and also there houses.
From the 1910s through the Roaring 20’s, farmers flocked into the Plains searching for wealth and prosperity. The farmers and settlers then plowed up 100 million acres in parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, California, Texas, and New Mexico, because there were some wet years.. Therefore, this event became known as the Great Plow-Up (Legacy and Worster 3). After the Great Plow-Up, there was a major drought that swept across the country. When drought, eager farmers, and loose land are combined, the result is catastrophic.
The Black Blizzard was a black cloud of dirt and dust that was over 7,000 feet high. It started from a drought in 1931 that caused dirt to dry out. When the winds picked up, the dirt and dusted blew away and caused a big storm. The Black Blizzard was frightening to many people. It could suffocate people and kill them from dust pneumonia.