Dust Bowl

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.

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Who is a singer and songwriter from the Dust Bowl?

Woody Guthrie.

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Did people starve during the dust bowl?

Yes many people starved because the dust ruined their crops and if you didn't have enough money to buy things from the store people didn't have much sympathy for you because they had their own families to worry about.

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Where did many people go to escape the effects of the dust bowl?

California and Texas

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What was the dust bowl of 1930's?

this event was devastating to many farmers across the plains states during the Great Depression.

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How did okie get its name?

Most people who came to California or other states during the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl were from Oklahoma, trying to escape the dust that surrounded them there.

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Why did the dusk bowl occur?

over farming in central America, accompanied by drought made large clouds of dust form when the wind blew.

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Where did the Dust Bowl occur?

High plains regions in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico, and Colorado became known as the Dust Bowl.

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How were farmers affected by the dust bowl?

The steel plow had just been invented and it ripped through the top soil and grass. This made the earth and soil VERY loose. The dirt created the dust bowl, because all over farmers were buying the steel plows, they were less work. During the dust bowl dust and soil covered EVERYTHING in the south. The farmers couldn't hardly keep anything they planted alive because it would be covered in dirt. Dust storms killed alot of crop and covered not only crop but houses. So it affected farmers by killing crop. At lease if the farmers were in the south it did.

They could not pay their loans or afford to buy basics.

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Was the wheat crop crash in the depression because of the dust bowl?

no the wheat crop crash was in 1928, the dust bowl happend in 1934

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What legislation were made after the dust bowl disaster?

The dust bowl was a drout and it occurred in the 1990s. a lot of farm crops died and the farmers lost a lot of money and the weather was extreme it went from really hot to bitter cold. and int this time period there was a infestation of grass hoppers that took over and ate everything basically destroyed almost all property.

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Where did the dust bowl refugees go?

California was a popular destination.

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Did grasshoppers damage crop during the dust bowl?

Big time. They were basically the most major pests during the dust bowl and there are house pests like millipedes during the dust bowl.

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How many deaths were caused by the Dust Bowl?

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-effects of dust inhalation and related diseases likely caused many more deaths over time.

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What were major causes of the Dust Bowl?

Overworked land and drought.

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What is the relationship between the dust bowl and the Great Depression?

The Dust Bowl and The Great Depression have no connection. The dust bowl was a natural disaster caused by dirt of the topsoil and a lot of wind. The closest connection would be that farmers, trying to make more money at the time plowed up all the land and when the dry seasons came, they were [screwed]. But otherwise, there is no real connection.

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What farming practices made conditions right for a dust bowl situation?

This was caused by long periods of drought combined with decades of extensive farming without crop rotation, leaving fallow fields (plowed but unseeded) and cover crops (crops to cover the fields to prevent erosion).

Farmers plowed their fields heavily and lost the grasses and moisture that kept soil in place during droughts and high winds. The drought lasted 6 years (10 years in some places) causing starvaton and even death.

The storms/drought affected hundreds of thousands of families and during the severe storms of 1934 hundreds of people in Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas had died from the heat.

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When did the dust bowl start?

Although the first storm took place on November 11th 1933, it wasn't really considered to have begun until April 14, 1935 .

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What did famers do to escape the dust bowl?

veag

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How did the U.S. government respond to the dust bowl?

The President established the Resettlement Administration and later, the Farm Security Administration to alleviate the plight of the migrants and rural poor, and also to attack the root causes of environmental degradation that brought about the dustbowl conditions. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the Soil Erosion Service were established to deal with the environmental issues. In 1935, the Prairie States Forestry Project was created to create a "shelter belt" from the Texas Panhandle to the Canadian border. Trees were planted as windbreaks and new farming techniques initiated by the New Deal stopped the dust storms.

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How many people died due to dust storms in the dust bowl?

they die because they breath in to much sand and it gets in their lungs and then they can't breath and they die

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Why is the dust bowl so important to the US?

Dust bowl was a period in time when there were severe dust storms which did major damages to places in America and Canada. These dust storms made it extremely hard to live and agriculture suffered. It brought severe drought and crops were hard to maintain.

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How did the dust bowl affect your life as a teenager?

You were usually kicked out by your parents. It was a dog eat dpg world you feel?

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What are 5 facts about the dust bowl?

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 impossible to farm. One in 1935 reached Chicago lasting for days. People had to abandon their farms. Many went to California. John Steinbeck's novel, Grapes of Wrath, tell the story of a family of "Okies" who went west due the dust. The solution was to plant cover crops and trees and limit agriculture. Small scale dust storms can still occur in dry years.

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What term was used to describe dust bowl refugees?

Homesteaders.

Those from Oklahoma were called Okies.

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How did the Dust Bowl affect life in the Midwest?

Farmers were devastated, many were forced to leave farming for work out west.

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