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According to the US census statistics, America lost 10 million of its population from 1931 to 1940. A Russian researcher, Boris Borisov worked on uncovering the death toll during the American Famine and his estimates are that 5 million children died of starvation and 2.5 million adults. This is equal to all the Jews that died during the WWII Holocaust, so an event equal in magnitude. Boris Borisov describes the movement of the American population out of the Dust Bowl affected region as a Hunger March. President Hoover ordered regular military soldiers to crush all social unrest. A large majority of the population fleeing the Dust Bowl region headed to California. These Americans were met at the boarder by police and state national guard who beat them back into the Mojave and Sonoran Desert. Thirst and starvation was the final outcome. "Bound for Glory", an autobiography of Woody Guthrie records a striking account of these events. Besides blocking the roads into California, freight trains were stopped by police in the most desolated desert regions and the unwanted refugee passengers were rounded up, beaten and removed of any food, water or personal identification. They were left to die in the desert as the train moved on. The Woody Guthrie song "This Train" turns out to be a eulogy to the victims of these events. "This Train" describes how the refugees did nothing to deserve the treatment experienced on the American Death Trains.
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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.
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
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 the…y did have were eaten by swarms of rabbits which came down from the mountains due to a lack of food. Farmers would schedule days to go out and club tons of rabbits. Also, many people died of dust pneumonia, an infection caused by the vast amount of dirt particles in the air. They were constantly breathing in dust which would clog their lungs. There were many dust storms, almost like sand storms. The lack of plant life allowed the dirt to be blown away by the strong winds in the "bread basket" causing the dust bowl. Many farmers were forced to leave their homes in search of a better lifestyle.
Oklahoma, new mexico, and colorado
The Dust Bowl, also known as the Dirty Thirties, was a period of severe dust storms in the Midwest. It affected 27 states and covered almost 75% of the entire United State…s.
It effected California because they had to worry about the Okies. They truly hated the Okies. They even called them cuss words and dumb okies. Okie children had a hard time in… public schools. They got in a lot of fights just because of who they were. That is pretty sad!
Causes: drought, erotion, lack of plants Effect: caused families to leave homes, some to go blind
no rain People abandoned their farm's. people loss families and farm lands Too must dust people died. over a million people headed west
the effects was hobos
The Dust Bowl of the 1930s lasted about a decade. The dust bowl winds began in 1932 but the Dust Bowl got its name from the horrendous winds beginning in 1935. The primary are…a it effected was the southern Plains. The northern Plains were not hit so badly but the drought, the blowing dust, and the decline of agriculture in the region had a nationwide effect. The wind "turned day into night" and was so strong it picked up the topsoil on the ground and blew it away in large clouds of dust. The farmers who worked the Great Plains had been breaking up the sod and soil on the plain states since the time of the Homestead Act. Poor farming techniques and years of depleting the soil led to the soil becoming susceptible to the winds. The loss of agricultural production helped to lengthen the Depression, not only in the US but worldwide. The displaced farmers became the migrants described in John Steinbeck's, Grapes of Wrath. Families from Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada and Arkansas, packed what they could in cars and trucks and headed west. Most were aiming for California where they would become a class of migrant farmers, following the crops during the harvesting season.
The Dust Bowl became symbolic of the struggles of the American farmer, not just during the Great Depression, but throughout U.S. history. Moreover, it showed the importance of… the mid western United States (the Bread Basket) in terms of the U.S. agricultural economy and food production in general. Images from the Dust Bowl, made famous through Dorthea Lange, became symbols of the Great Depression, showing the deprivation faced by the average American during the 1930's.
Do to the dust bowl nothing could grow. The Dust Bowl was a period of severe dust storms that damaged the ecology and agriculture of the US and Canadian prairies.
Well, they were burned up in ashes, they were dead, most of the people that were in the dust bowl did not survive only because they either burned up into ashes or the dust sto…rms blew them away into the desert and they starved.
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The mass migration to California was spurred by a natural disaster. In the mid-1930s a severe drought stuck the Great Plains. Winds picked up the topsoil that had loosened and… dried, turning 50-million-acre region into a wasteland.
On the great plains dust storms raced across the dry farmland which the wind picked up the topsoil and blew it away.
im so sorry but I practically dont know :(
The Dust Bowl occurred during the Great Depression that followed the Stock Market Crash of 1929. This was a period of severe dust storms that ruined agricultural production. A…s a result, many migrant workers and farmers suffered economic hardship during the Dirty Thirties.