The Dust Bowl by morgan brice
Who, When and Where-
The Dust Bowl (Dirty thirties) occurred in the 30's
Technically, the driest region of the Plains – southeastern Colorado, southwest Kansas and the panhandles of Oklahoma and Texas – became known as the Dust Bowl, and many dust storms started there. But the entire region, and eventually the entire country, was affected.
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.
What is the Dust Bowl?
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 dryland farming methods to prevent wind erosion (the Aeolian processes) caused the phenomenon.
Whats the Historical Significance of the dust bowl?
Lost of people got dirt in there lungs and died
See, in the years leading up to the 1930s, farmers had basically 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. Only though years of proper agricultural practices did the Dust Bowl subside. Let's look at some of the impacts on an individual and government level, as well as the art