Dust Bowl,WWII,Great Depression

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Dust Bowl

The Dust Bowl was when an area of the country was affected by drought in the 1930's (1934-1936 was most servere). The Texas panhandle was most affected. Cites such as Dalhart ,Amarillo, Lubbock, Midland, Odessa, and small communities surrounding them were heavily impacted. The causes of the Dust Bowl were servere drought, high temperatures (well over 100 degrees), and the dry conditions combined with the high winds caused the soil to turn to dust and blow away; farmers at the time didn't use techniques such as crop rotation. Servere dust storms were known as "Black Blizzards"; these storms devestated communities. The Dust Bowl left crops ruined and livestock perished; family farms were lost (some farms were lost to banks) and people died of dust pneumonia. Many farmers moved to California.

World War II

WWII was fought between two groups of countries. On one side were the axis powers including Germany,Italy and Japan. On the other side were the allies. It included Britain,France,Australia,Canada,New Zealand,India,the Soviet Union,China,and the United States.

-Franklin D. Roosevelt was the president of The U.S. During WWII.

-WWII was a global conflict that pretty much was every nation was involved in. Our allies were Britain. 1 out the of 10 Texans finished school before the war.

- The US entered the war on December 7, 1941. When Japan made a surprise attach on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

- 750,000 Texans served in the war. 22000 Texans died in the war

Important people in the war were Franklin D. Roosevelt,Audie Murphy, most decorated soldie,Coleto Rodriguez

-a big issue during and after the war were cotton decreases.

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Great Depression

The Great Depression was a time when the stock markets crashed and people lost all of their money that were in banks, which is so known as," Black Tuesday." When people lost their money they had trouble buying food to provide for their families. Farmers struggled with low prices and the dryness, heat and bugs that didn't help at all by destroying their crops. Eventually it caused farmers and people to move away. Supply and Demand fell along with food prices. Over production of cotton were planted and led to price decrease. C.M. Joiner struck oil in 1930 and the price went from $1.10 a barrel to 10 cents a barrel in 1931.