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How did the dust bowl effect the population?
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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Rural states lost population, while states with large cities gained population.
The dust bowl was in 1930 - 1936 and in some areas 1940 The dust bowl was in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado
As many as 50 million acres of land were destroyed by the effects of The Dust Bowl, another 50 million acres endangered.
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.
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.
The Dust Bowl was the result of a series of dust storms in thecentral United States and Canada from 1933 to 1939. For a wonderful, gripping, sad, and page-turning account of w…hathappened during the Dust Bowl era, read The Worst Hard Time .
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
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 was a massive drought that affected the high plains regions of Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas, among others, throughout the 1930s, resulting in rural abandonement i…n those states and migration to California.
Causes: drought, erotion, lack of plants Effect: caused families to leave homes, some to go blind
1.The Govt.should have taken steps to minimize the use of agricultural lands 2.The farmers and landowners should have thought about ill effects of cutting grass from marshy ,…agricultural lands which uphold the soil.
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!
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.
The dust bowl was mainly in The Great Plains of the United States of America.
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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.
it was a cause