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The dust bowl was an ecological and economic disaster in the 1930s that turned parts of the Great Plains of the United States into a wasteland ravaged by giant dust storms. Three factors were involved: overuse of the land, a long drought and falling prices for farm products.
The collapse of the US stock market. Actually the cause of the Great Depression was the uncontrolled inflation, rising unemployment, and resulting depression in Germany caused by the enormous war reparations demanded by the Treaty of Versailles. The depression in Germany spread across the countries…
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Black Sunday was an event that took place April 14, 1935. It was the worst of the many dust storms that took place in "The Dust Bowl", an area that was surrounded by Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico and the panhandles of Oklahoma and Texas. Many people believed this event to be the end of the world. It …
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it affected the Midwest by not leaving any crops to grow, it killed a lot of livestock and left many farmers, or "Okies" as the great plains farmers were called, withought hope. Many decided to migrate to Calfornia and other places in the west in search of new jobs.
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The Dust Bowl was the result of a series of dust storms in the central United States and Canada from 1933 to 1939. For a wonderful, gripping, sad, and page-turning account of what happened during the Dust Bowl era, read The Worst Hard Time.
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If you are looking for The dustbowl it is a giant duststorm covering the great plains. It started around '33 with a long drought and unending wind. It blew for ten years taking most of the topsoil with it until the plains looked more like the Sahara than farmland. No plants or animals or rain. The O…
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Cattle farming was too expensive, so many farmers moved out to the Plains for crop farming. There they had trouble with high interest in the banks, unfair railroad fees, and overproduction from other farmers.
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It actually lasted from 1934 to 1940 in the united states sure some states saw it end earlier but its official end of it all was after 6 years when rainfall finally came. Sources:PBS "Surviving the dust bowl" and Wiki and C.A Us History text book
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The dust bowl was in the 1930s in the central part of the US, known as the High Plains. For more about the Dust Bowl, you can read The Facts About the Dust Bowl at http://history.knoji.com/facts-about-the-dust-bowl/
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The Dust Bowl was also known as the Dirty Thirties, coming in three waves- 1934, 1936, and 1939-1940. However, some areas of the High Plains (a sub-region of the Great Plains) had the drought conditions for eight years straight.
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Answer 1930 to 1936 some areas until 1940
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extreme drought for 8 years in total and also very poor farming techniques on the behalf of the inhabitants.
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The dust bowl took place in Texas, Okhlahoma, New mexico, Colorado and Kansas
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farmers came and settled on the land during a big war withEurope. Europe did not have the time for growing crops so they bought food from the united states. this made farmers rich, most had several mortgages and allot of cattle and crops. when the war was over the farmers of Europe had time to farm …
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In 1935 scientists strategically placed trees in spots on the Great Plains. These trees helped reduce the wind and promote new scientific methods of farming.
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The dust bowl happened in Midwest America. The affected states were Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico.
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Dust is a dust mites "leavings". Except rotted and broken down to what many people inhale and then sneeze from.
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The Dust Bowl occurred in the Great Plains region from around 1934 to 1940, concurrent with the years of the Great Depression. In places like Oklahoma, many farmers gave up and left, and were referred to collectively as "Okies." They finally settled in camps in places like Bakersfield and Merced in …
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Families went through a lot of hardships. But that was a while ago so who cares at least your alive. so take it and run while you can. Birth, twelve or so years of school (if i were a high schooler i would drop out now cause it ain't easy and it ain't gunna help you just go run away have fun do drug…
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The Dust Bowl started in 1931 and ended in 1939. Exact dates are impossible to decide.
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In actually happened in 1936 during the Great Depression! :> :)
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wind blew the soil east in great black clouds
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Erosion
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The dust bowl of the 1930s spread over 100 million acres in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, and Kansas. See the related link below for more info.
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almost everyone in the country was affected by the dust bowl. Even the people in the far east because of the black blizzards blacking the skys all they way to New York city.
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The dust bowl ended because scientist strategically placed trees in spots of the Great Plains. These trees helped reduce the wind and promote new scientific methods of farming.
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Because of the farmers not circulating crops, so the soil lost nutrients, and crops were not able to grow. Then when the drought came, the wind blew all the dirt away because it had nothing to hold it to the ground.
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well i don't know but i want to find out so i am going to get out of this stupid web site
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The dust bowl was a massive drought that affected the high plains regions of Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas, among others, throughout the 1930s, resulting in rural abandonement in those states and migration to California.
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Farmers got up before the sun rose and went to bed after the sun went down. They would work in the fields until slavery came to Georgia against James Edward Oglethrope's will. Merchants, blacksmiths etc... would work at their own paces because they didn't have to complete a handful of work. Life was…
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many people died from dust pneumonia or lung diseases. to help survive people put wet cloths over their faces to keep the dust out. the dust bowl affected many people from adults to children in awful ways. people starved from not having any crops due to no rain. and people were forced to move to the…
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more than 7,000 people died during the dust bowl, not including animals. Of course, why that person mentioned animals in the same sentence has human beings we'll never know.
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From 1935-1940 the Dust Bowl affected Americans all over the Great Plains. Farmers since the founding of the United States did not practice crop rotation. Which made the dirt dry and unfit for any type of vegetation. During World War I (when grain prices were high), farmers plowed up thousands of ac…
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Due to inaccurate record keeping at the time and that most of the affected regions were sparsely populated/rural it is impossible to know exactly how many people died. Some estimates go as high as 7,000. At least 2.5 million were left homeless or were forced to move by 1940. The long-term side-effe…
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Native Americans used their hands and also they used bows and arrows, rocks and arrowheads, bones, and animal pelts and skins. they also used knives.
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It has come back only once, but not in all of america. Our technology is too powerful for a dstbowl to do any damage to us
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At least 3 million people in the US were directly affected in some way by the dust storms or loss of farmland. Several million more were indirectly affected in industrial employment. In Oklahoma, 300,000 residents (nearly 15% of the state population) relocated during the late 1930s, and some of the…
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in a place were there is lots of dust. But this doesn't mean you can have a dust storm in your living room. A dust storm usually takes place where it is flat, hot, and dry(this description usually fits the desert). In the desert Properly, a dust storm (as distinct from a sandstorm) occurs when …
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my guess will be about 25,000 all over the world.
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they last for a bout 1 to 2 hours
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many people, and children
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In 1935, there were a series of dust storms across the Midwest. Clouds of dust flew over fields and farms, destroying crops, and killing cattle. Many farmers were ruined and left their homes to look for a new life. Many went to California to work as fruit-pickers in the orchards.
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the dust bowl was caused by poor farming methods
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it effected everyone to start with, the thing is that the dust bowl affect was the crops prices dropping and since it was happening during the great depression not many (only the wealthy people) could afford anything. Thus if the children could not afford food they starved..
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A wind storm took up soil that had dried out during the drought and created the Dust Bowl.
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It was hard they had to move and kill cows and pigs for money and food. All kinds of people died from dust pnemonoia. It wasn't any better when they got to California..... people kick out on the streets some even got arrested for being on the streets after dark. but lucky for the people that were in…
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People were homeless, dirty, and without food or water. They needed to go and find a place they could be safe. The dust bowl actually made the great depression last longer. It also made the harvest fail. Also health was affected pretty bad because of starvation.
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it affected people of all ages because they dug up to much native plants, they plowed over almost every part of the mid west, and they starved from not having food for over 10 years... and there was too many dust so it got into the peoples lungs and they may die
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The Dust Bowl affected women especially badly. Since they were caregivers and housekeepers, it fell to them to protect the children. It was nearly impossible to keep anything clean in those years. It was a heavy burden.
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The Dust Bowl in Arkansas came in three waves. It happened in 1934, 1936, and 1939. It was also known as the Dirty Thirties, wherein severe dust storms damaged the ecology and agriculture.
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From 1935-1940 the Dust Bowl affected Americans all over the Great Plains. Farmers since the founding of the United States did not practice crop rotation. Which made the dirt dry and unfit for any type of vegetation. During World War I (when grain prices were high), farmers plowed up thousands of ac…
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Because the children breathe in the dust which is causing their lungs to get clogged by the dust making them hard to breathe or stopping their lungs to take in air. If they have no air or oxygen, they will die.
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People in the dust bowl felt hopeless. They lost their homes and had to travel to the west.
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they spent too much of their money and got depressed
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The farmers planted too many crops in support of the war effort, and the soil dried up. So when the winds came, all the dry soil flew into the air and everyone who wasn't in a house or somewhere away from the wind, they probably would have gotten smothered. They used intensive farming practices tha…
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Mostly dead skin cells
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The dust bowl mainly occured becasue of Drought and poor farming conditions.In the 1930's many farmers were plowing too much land. So as it occured no rain had come and everything has seemed to just go dry. - Tyler .H
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Most people think that it was the weather that started the dust bowl,it wasn't, it was years of farming without crop rotation and a severe drought, the farming left all the loose soil exposed and the prevailing winds picked it up and dropped most of it in the Atlantic ocean.
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I researched through Google and I found some effects that the Dust Bowl had on animals. Animals were found dead everywhere, with two inches of dirt coating their stomach and lungs. Most cattle died of lung diseases, as did people. In a land where 12% of the U.S. animal population resides, most be…
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The California Gold Rush.
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southwest. If you haven't read the Grapes of Wrath, read it! its a great book about the dust bowl! hope this helped!
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Farmers were unable to grow crops because of a lack of fertile soil. There crops were their livelihood, as it was their main source of food and income. Also, the few crops they did have were eaten by swarms of rabbits which came down from the mountains due to a lack of food. Farmers would schedule d…
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Through the use of irrigation systems and crop rotation leaves the amount of nutrients needed for the soil to keeps its composure to last longer without drought and give us the crops that we need from it.
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Yes it can.
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The dust bowl was caused by a great plow up of land which was caused by rising wheat prices which was $2.00 a bushel which currently has not been surpassed to date. The dust in the sky was caused by poor farming technicues and the fact that after wheat prices dropped the farmers abandonded their fie…
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This is the 2008 Super Bowl which crowns a champion for the 2007 season.
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NASA now belives that the Jet Stream was partly responsible. Deforestation, bad weather, overuse of the land for agriculture and poor cultivation techniques all contributed to the dust bowl in the U.S.
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They reacted by hanging sheets over their windows. They decided to move to other areas where duststorms don't occur so much
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The Dust Bowl got its name after Black Sunday, April 14, 1935. More and more dust storms had been blowing up in the years leading up to that day. In 1932, 14 dust storms were recorded on the Plains. In 1933, there were 38 storms. By 1934, it was estimated that 100 million acres of farmland had lost …
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it means it was the last tornado of 1935
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Families packed up and headed west to California. Some men wandered in search of work; Men would be out in the streets in search of jobs. The women would struggle and help their family. Also, chidren suffered hardships. This all slowly led to affecting the entire country.
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It Happened In The 1930's Or The Dirty Thirties
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Most people went to California to find jobs,homes, and food, some also went south not too far from their homes.
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cause that was April 14, 1935 the big dust stormand the the sky was solid black from dust..chickens knew the sky was black and thought it was night so went to sleepthey also nicknamed it a black blizzardtheres your answer..i could of just said cuz i said so but im nothave a nice daySobhan!
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an agricultural area, such as the U.S. Midwest, that provides large amounts of food to other areas.
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The Dust Bowl affected 100,000,000 acres in five US States with the center point being the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles and the adjoining States of Colorado, Kansas and New Mexico. It was an ecological and economic disaster that did not end until the 1940's. They were termed the "Black Blizzards" b…
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No, we have crop rotation and other ways to preserve the soil and stop overuse and erosion. Plus, we have watering systems to prevent droughts from affecting crops too much.
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Nationwide effects of the Dust Bowl: migrants left effected areas to move elsewhere, decreased grain production.
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It finally rained in 1941. Plus, public attention switched from the homeland to Europe at this time because of WW1.
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A dust bowl is an area of land where vegetation has been lost and soil reduced to dust and eroded, especially as a consequence of drought or unsuitable farming practice.
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it started in 1931 and lasted for a decade it was a storm
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By 1935, when a dust storm reached Chicago, the seriousness of the problem was widely known.
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The dust bowl refers to a series of dust storms that hit Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and North and South Dakota from 1933 until 1939. Due to over-farming and lack of rainfall, wind storms blew the top soil off, creating massive clouds of dust, killing people and animals as well as making in impossibl…
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they had to build houses out of trees they also put wet towls over windows and put rags over their faces to protect their noses from the sand
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I think some farmers left because they could not grow crops and did not have money to get food.
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I don't know, that is my question..
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In the 1930s we had a Dust Bowl where top soil blew away, leaving the soil less fertile. In current days, farmers learned to plow with the natural contours of the land, which helps the soil remain in place.
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Huge quantities of dust would whip up off the ground every time the wind came along. dust would get in the houses because it was so small. it would get in beds and food and clothes and even in the drinking water. It would soak up all the rain so crops could not be grown.In addition to the above, th…
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The main causes of the dust bowl were extreme drought for eight years in total, and also very poor farming techniques on the behalf of the inhabitants. Normally crops are rotated (different crops are grown in an area each year or sometimes no crops at all) so as to never deplete soil too much. This …
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The Dust Bowl hit the United States in the early 1930's. The cause of the Dust Bowl was a prolonged drought followed by improper farming of the land.
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