Dust Bowl Jacob Bradley

Who- It mainly affected farmers in the mid-west. FDR attempted to fix the condition of the midwest prairies with his new deal.

What- The Dust Bowl was a period of severe dust storms that greatly damaged the ecology and agriculture of the U.S. and Canadian prairies during the 1930s; severe drought and a failure to apply dry land farming methods to prevent wind erosion (the Aeolian processes) caused the phenomenon.

When- It took place during the 1930's

Where- It happened in the U.S. and Canadian prairies. It happened in the driest part of the plains, in southeastern Colorado, southwest Kansas and the panhandles of Oklahoma and Texas.

Historical Significance- During the 1930's, farmers had over-aerated the soil of the Great Plains. They converted vast tracks of grassland into shallow cropland. After periods of drought, this loose soil turned to dust and was swept up into the storms that became known as ''black blizzards''. The Dust Bowl cost the United States millions of dollars. Many regions were stripped of 75% of topsoil.

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