They flooded the already saturated agricultural labor market, driving wages down as they competed for the few jobs available (Wikipedia). Thus the Dust Bowl migration magnified the problems of the Great Depression and placed a great deal of stress on California’s already troubled econ... ... middle of paper ... ...eas of American life, however, were not so easily healed; the Great Depression and its various social repercussions had forever changed society and the lives of countless Americans. Works Cited Zinn, Howard. A People’s History of the United States. Teaching Edition.
The farmers were careless in their planting of the crop, caring only about profit, and they started plowing grasslands that were not made for planting. Because of their constant plowing year after year and the lack of rainfall, the soil was quickly losing its fertility. With unfertile, dry land, the wheat crop started dying, and then blowing away with wind. Due to the improper farming, along with a long drought, dust storms made life in the Dust Bowl very burdensome. During the 1930's, the Great Plains was plagued with a drought, a long period of dryness, which brought demise to many of the farmers in the region.
During the Great Depression of the 1930's, Canada's Prairie provinces suffered more than any other area in Canada. This time frame brought for the farmers many years of droughts and grasshopper plagues, as each year got worse without any rainfall whatsoever. The impact of the Great Depression on the Prairie provinces was devastating and it's impact on the region was social, political and economical. During this period unemployment reached high levels, prices of products were falling and purchasing power was getting very weak. To try to help out unemployed people, mostly men, the government introduced relief camps.
Because the sheep were dying, this had an enormous effect on international trade for wool, causing Flemish workers to get laid off. The Black Death first struck Europe in 1937 and killed about one-third of the population. Its effect on the economy in the fifteenth century gave landlords high revenue because of England and other regions of Europe experienced a population Increase of its people. The losses from the Black Death and famine lead to multiplying production, which brought back an even balance among employment, property, and money. High mortality from the Black Death created a decl... ... middle of paper ... ...rease taxes and competing for the new colonies in the new and old worlds.
Farmers suffered greatly, thousands of families who farmed had to sell their farms as it became uneconomical to grow crops. Millions of farmers went to live in the big cities hunting for work. The value of America's foreign trade dropped from $9 billion to $3 billion, as other countries retaliated against US import tariffs. One result of this meant that share values changed dramatically, for example, the shares of the union cigar fell from $113 each, to just $4 each. People blamed the depression on Hoover, as he and the government believed in "Laissez-Faire", which meant that the government took a back seat, did not interfere, and let the economy and companies etc, run with no government help.
When the economy collapsed with it, people everywhere lost their jobs and homes. And in the nations Dust Bowl, sharecroppers had to leave the lands that their families had worked for generations. The stock market crash includes bank failures, factory closing, rising unemployment, decline in spending, a fall in farm prices, prices of farm products also fell sharply economic losses were aggravated by a drought. During the 1920s, the stock market soared. Ordinary people saw buying stocks as a safe quick way to get rich.
“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on” (“Franklin D. Roosevelt Quotes”). Franklin D. Roosevelt had stated this quote during the Crash of 1929 also known as The Great Depression, however this gave people false hope because almost everything was taken from them and there was no rope to hold on to at that point. When the drought started it was the first sign of even more horrid things to come. Following the Dustbowl came mass migration to the West, which led to poverty, causing the crime rate to skyrocket and the economy to decrease. The Great Depression severely impacted the land, people and economy Alongside the Crash of 1929 was the drought of the harsh Dust Bowl, which happened because “the soil lacked the stronger root system of grass as an anchor, so the winds easily picked up the loose topsoil and swirled it into dense dust clouds” (“Dust Bowl”).
According to answers.com, a dust bowl is a region reduced to aridity by drought and dust storms. The best-known dust bowl is doubtless the one that hit the United States between 1933 and 1939. One major cause of that Dust Bowl was severe droughts during the 1930’s. The other cause was capitalism. Over-farming and grazing in order to achieve high profits killed of much of the plain’s grassland and when winds approached, nothing was there to hold the devastated soil on the ground.
As time passed, other economies grew, while the agriculture economy diminished by half in just 50 years and was overtaken by the manufacturing industry. (Doc G) Farmers struggled for success and support, but instead received very little of either. According to the Agricultural Department, the summer of 1894 brought many hardships to the crops nationwide. Crops in South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota all were damaged by droughts, while New Jersey crops suffered from an abundance of rain. Temperatures and insect also devastated the crops.
The Whig Government led Lord John Russell from 1846 to 1852 severely worsened the effects of The Irish Potato Famine; causing nearly one-eighth of the population to die of starvation. The Irish Potato Famine was much more destructive of human life than the majority of famines in history. In Ireland many was poor, and needed potato crops to keep from starving. Many also needed to harvest the potato crops to make money to pay their landlord rent for the plots that the tenants rented to keep from losing their land. The effects of the Irish Potato Famine were a tremendous impact on the economy of Ireland.