The Dust Bowl: The Cause Of The Great Depression

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The Dust Bowl mainly affect five states: Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico (Surviving the Dust Bowl, 11:28). Since the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression overlapped, the nation was struggling. With the height of the Dust Bowl in 1934, socialism was the last thing on many farmer’s minds (Foner, 811). While farmers were leaving their homes, people in the cities witnessed and experienced the failing economy. The government uncovered that the lack of consumer demand was a fault in the cause of the Great Depression. In the hopes to correct the Depression, they tried resolving the problems with a socialistic approach. They needed to redistribute wealth and recreate the American standard of living (Foner, 822).