How Did The Dust Bowl Affect Black Blizzards

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The Dust Bowl was the name of the Great Plains during the time “Black Blizzards” were as common as rain. Due to exhaustion of the soil and a ten-year drought crops and some undomesticated plants were unable to grow; as a result, strong winds blew tons of top soil around causing “black blizzards”. During the 1930s Dust Bowl, Texas Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, and Kansas saw the worst of it. However, the western states were not withheld from the damage of “black blizzards”. Like previously said the Dust Bowl was caused due to light soil, little rain, and strong winds. Furthermore, the dust bowl was caused by oblivious agriculturalist; farmers and others who liked to grow food were unaware the soil could be depleted, and they were unaware that they were entering a drought. Essentially, peoples of The Great Plains in the 30s ignorantly set themselves up for catastrophe. Had farmers known the consequences of his or her actions, necessary precautions could have been taken i.e. not planting crops in the location consistently and resting the soil; or planting plants that did not need to be harvested so…show more content…
However many of those people had to experience the burdens of dirt in his or her food, teeth, clothes, house, and they even had to make precautions to protect the animals. It got to a point where Red Cross issued mask to children and adults. The feds began to give food rations because it was almost impossible to grow any food and some men were too proud to accept them. Many people went into debt after buy mechanized farm equipment and not being able to use or sell it; additionally, tensions grew in California as people affected by the Dust Bowl moved there in hope of work. Unsurprisingly, migrants outweighed jobs and in an already depression torn economy, California’s infrastructure became

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