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  • 1. Herbert Hoover
    • President at the beginning of the Great Depression
    • Believed the best action was minimal involvement to help the economy
    • Believed local charities and organizations
    • should help the needy
    • Made efforts to find solutions,
    • but his steps were unsuccessful
  • 2. The Dust Bowl
    • -Series of dust storms causing major agricultural damages
    • -Impacted the Great Plains Region
    • (parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas)
    • -Causes
    • Cycles of extreme conditions-heavy rains, blizzards, tornadoes, and floods
    • Severe drought 1934-1936
    • Poor farming practices (extensive farming without crop rotation)
    • Dried soil became dust and spread during storms
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  • 7. Results of the Dust Bowl
    • Thousands of families move west
    • Most head to California with hopes of finding work
    • Small towns (Hoovervilles) spring up full of migrants families searching for jobs
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  • 13. Hoovervilles
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