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The Great Depression and the Dust Bowl

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Transcript of The Great Depression and the Dust Bowl

Effects of the Economic Breakdown
•1929-1940
•Causing unemployment rates to go up
•Some banks went out of business and some stopped giving money.
•Everyday things started to get more expensive
The Drought
• 1930's dust clouds taking over
• Wiping out large masses of land
• Crop failure, "dust pneumonia," migration
•More than 5 years of drought
Stock Market Crash
The Great Depression and the Dust Bowl

By Lucas Saleh, Emme Silverman, Anna Kaufman, and Shayan Davaloo

Timeline
The Dust

Where to go
1929 -1940 (Great Depression)
1931 - 1939 (Dust Bowl)
1920’s - Great Plains were booming
1929 - Stock Market Crash
1931 - Start of Dust Bowl/Crop failures
1935 - photography becomes a great part of people’s lives
1936 - 5th year of drought (Great Plains are pretty much a desert)
1936 - Things are looking bleak (everything is pretty much dead)
September 6, 1936 - Franklin D. Roosevelt gives a speech on the radio.
1939 - A miracle


• Black clouds sweeping over Great Plains
• Almost desert land
• Completely covered in a thick coat of dust
• False alarm for rain
• Migration to California (the most popular destination)
• San Joaquin Valley destination
• Reason for migration: nothing left
Bibliography
• "Joseph L. Balkan, The Founder Of Balkan Sewer And Water Main Service." Joseph Balkan Was A NYC Licensed Plumber Who Served His Country. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Oct. 2013.
• Mitchener, Kris James. "Great Depression." World Book Student. World Book, 2013. Web. 29 Oct. 2013.
• Lassieur, Allison. The Dust Bowl: An Interactive History Adventure. Mankato, MN: Capstone, 2009. Print.
• Freedman, Russell. Children of the Great Depression. New York: Clarion, 2005. Print.
• Blumenthal, Karen. Six Days in October: The Stock Market Crash of 1929. New York, NY: Atheneum for Young Readers, 2002. Print.
•"American Experience: TV's Most-watched History Series." PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 28 Oct. 2013.
•Huge drop in shares (hence "crash")
• Losing large sums of money
• Black Tuesday-October 29, 1929
(sold 16,410,030 shares)
• All stocks were dropping quickly
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