Trevino 1Cecilio Trevino Professor Hudson English 1301October 11, 2017The Dust BowlMy cause and effect expository essay is going to be about the Dust Bowl. The Dust Bowl was a period of severe dust storms that greatly damaged the Midwest. This disaster not only altered the agriculture of the Southern plains but it wreaked havoc on the families, economy, and environment during the 1930s. The reason I have chosen the Dust Bowl for my cause and effect exposition is because of the mass destruction it caused throughout the plains and the many long-term effects that severely changed the lives of many. The Dust Bowls devastating effects could have been reduced with proper farming techniques. This has made this cataclysmic event unique in relation to others since it could have been counteracted by treating the land with care however it was not and we experienced the impacts.This first section in my exposition is going to depict the history of the Midwest and why this disaster greatly affected this certain region. The next paragraph with examine the chain of events that led to the Dust Bowl and how each event is connected with each other to cause such adisaster. The following section will evaluate who was responsible for the Dust Bowl and why thefarmers did what they did. The next paragraph will synthesize what could have been done differently to have avoided the Dust Bowl and what is being done today to help prevent another disaster like this to occur again. The last paragraph will discuss the short term and long effects that the Dust Bowl caused and how some of those affects have shaped the environment in today’sworld.
Trevino 2The Dust Bowl occurred in parts of Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, and Kansas. The area that was affected was very large which contributed to the disastrous effects thatfollowed. The Dust Bowl occurred in an area known as the Great Plains, the Great Plains consist of flat land that is full of prairie’s and open grassland. The land is known for dry farming which is non-irrigated, this created a perfect environment for such a disaster to take place. The Dust Bowl was caused by a severe drought that destroyed the crops and since this land was full of cultivated plants. The large amount of cultivation left lose soil in this land and is what caused thedirt to be easily blown away. The Dust Bowl was so catastrophic because the large amounts of soil mixed with severe wind gust made for a horrific event.It lelots of loose soil. Thelarge amount of lose soil in this land is what caused thedirt to be easily blown away. The Dust Bowlwas so catastrophic because the large amounts of soil mixed with severe wind gust made for a horric event.
Trevino 3There are numerous factorsthat coexisted together to have caused the Dust Bowl.