The Dust Bowl: The Grapes Of Wrath

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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. When their farms got ruined they knew that they continue their life there. So many of them migrated to California. “Around the 1940’s more than 2.5 million people had decided to leave the states that were affected by the Dust Bowl. About 10 percent of the population from the states decided to move to California”…show more content…
Climate at the time was very important for them because it depended on their lives to either live a good life or a bad one. Climate is important for farming because “tells the farmers when the right time is to plant some of their crops when they need it” (National Climate Data Center). If the farmers did not know what climate was the farmers would not know what season it is and they would plant the wrong crops at the wrong time which means they would lose those crops. “In hot weather some crops can grow and those that are included are beans, corn,cucumbers, melons, peppers, and tomatoes. In the cold weather there are also some crops that can grow which are rice and sugarcane” (Bonnie Plants). So for farmers to observe the weather and the climate conditions is very important. This is why the climate in California was very important when they thought to migrate to…show more content…
In the Dust Bowl states when this event was happening the farmer 's field where they planted crops got ruined. “They really needed water so they could start to live there normal lives again and to grow plants. So with all this the farmers were not able to get the water that they needed. Back then for the farmers it was a really big deal. So when the Dust Bowl happened the farmers had to farm which needed to be watered” (National Climate Data Center). So the another major reason they wanted to move to California is to get water easily. So this one of the three main reasons that the farmers wanted to migrate to California while the Dust Bowl was
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