Herbert Hoover <ul><li>President at the beginning of the Great Depression </li></ul><ul><li>Believed the best action was m...
The Dust Bowl <ul><li>-Series of dust storms causing major agricultural damages </li></ul><ul><li>-Impacted the Great Plai...
 
 
 
 
Results of the Dust Bowl <ul><li>Thousands of families move west  </li></ul><ul><li>Most head to California with hopes of ...
 
 
 
 
 
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The Dust Bowl.

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