Woody Guthrie's Dust Bowl

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The Dust Bowl After the devastation to farmers, Woody Guthrie supported the farmers and made them feel like they weren’t going through this alone. Guthrie was associated with the weavers. He was in a music group and worked in New York. He wrote and sang songs. His songs reflected how people felt after the Dust Bowl, their experience was described perfectly through songs and they loved it. It made people feel like they didn’t go through losing their houses or family members alone, he felt nobody should go through that alone. The songs he sang spoke to them. Guthrie’s song records were getting released from the early 1950’s to the late 1960’s, from there he started singing to the public. He tried so hard to make people feel better. …show more content…

The persistent dry weather caused crops to fail, leaving the plowed fields exposed to wind erosion. An agriculture Act was passed in 1933 so farmers could plant fewer crops to help the environment and economic issues related to overproduction issues. April 1935 the Soil Conservation Act was passed, meaning that the SCS got permanent responsibility to reduce water and wind erosion. The SCS was also there for support and to provide additional labor. In March 1936 the soil conservation and Allotment Act were passed to enrich soil, stabilize soil, grow grass or plant sturdy trees. The Dust Bowl occurred in the 1930’s to 1940. The worst day of the Dust Bowl was on April 14th, 1935. Due to the Endangered Species Act being broken a ton of smelts (fish) were dying, so connection to the water got cut off and the drought began. Since the smelt were dying people were leaving, going miles and miles away for water and work. It was so hot that trees were dying. All of this dry land caused the Dust Bowl. The Dust bowl forced hundreds of thousands of people to relocate, devastating everyone. Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, and Kansas all suffered through the experience of the Dust

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