Okie and the Dust Bowl - OKIE AND THE DUST BOWL EARLY 1930...

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OKIE AND THEDUST BOWLEARLY 1930Period: 1
IntroductionThe Dust Bowl started in early 1930.“Okie” or “Dust Bowl” was a resident or native ofOklahoma , Kansas, Texas, New Mexico andColorado.California used the “Okie” term for all agriculturalmigrants, no matter their home states and this termcame to refer to very poor migrants from Oklahomaand nearby states.
FarmingFarmers exhausted through overproduction of cropsand grassland and was hit with drought and winds,turning the plains into a dust bowl.Many farmers lost ownership of their farms and wereforced to become tenant farmers or farm laborers.Many farmers and sharecroppers packed up theirfamilies and they took the Route 66 to California.decrease in farm prices and incomes.
Effects on the American FamilyThe Depression strengthened family ties, but alsoincreased family tensions

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