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Does this boy look happy to you?! No, he cant breath . The Dust Bowl. Why a Dust Bowl?. In the late 1800s, the Great Plains were covered by herds of cattle. This wore down the areas tall protective grasses, which kept soil on the ground. . Bison on the Great Plains. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Does this boy look happy to you?!No, he cant breath

The Dust Bowl

Why a Dust Bowl?In the late 1800s, the Great Plains were covered by herds of cattle.This wore down the areas tall protective grasses, which kept soil on the ground.

Bison on the Great PlainsFarming on the Great PlainsIn the early 1900s and on, this area was farmed a lot.Farmers plowed whatever grass was left.

1,000 years of topsoil gone

Drought To make matters worse for Americans in the Great Plains, in 1931 drought struck the area.The huge expanses on flat, dry and unprotected soil easily created dust storms becoming the Dust Bowl, lasting in some areas for 10 years.

The Stock Market Crash and the Dust Bowl were both major events which lead to the Great Depression, and changed the lives of Americans.