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The Dust Storms and the Resulting Dustbowl

Ecological imbalance and over exploitation of the land brought about dust storms.


  • There were some persistent drought in the early 1930s.
  • There was no rain year after year and temperatures soared.
  • The wind blew with ferocious speed.
  • The ordinary dust storm became blizzards because the land had been ploughed over and over again.
  • When wheat cultivation was on full swing, zealous farmers had recklessly uprooted all the vegetation.
  • The American dream of a land of plenty had turned into a nightmare.
  • After the 1930s, they realized that they had to respect the ecological conditions of each region. 

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