A2 Dust Bowl Guiding Questions - Andy Zarate and Paulynn Misch-Cruz Mr Goodwin US History Guiding Questions Document A Henderson 1 What type of document

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Andy Zarate and Paulynn Misch-Cruz 3/11/19 Mr. Goodwin US History Guiding Questions Document A: Henderson 1) What type of document is this? When was it written? Why was it written? - Letter wrote to Secretary of Agriculture Henry Wallace in 1935. It was written to help America understand farmers’ problems and the courage they exhibited. 2) According to Henderson, what are three changes that happened in Oklahoma during the 1910s and 1920s? What is her attitude about these changes? - Unbroken buffalo grass sod has given way to cultivated fields. The old trails have become wide graded highways. Little towns have sprung up with attractive homes, trees, flowers, schools, churches, and hospitals. Automobiles and trucks, tractors and combines have revolutionized methods of farm work and manner of living 3) How does the author describe life in Oklahoma in 1935? What are two examples of how people experienced the Dust Bowl? - The author (Caroline Henderson) describes life in oklahoma in 1935 as a time of severe stress. neighbors with small children, fearing the effects upon their health, have left temporarily “until it rains.” Others have left permanently, thinking doubtless that nothing could be worse. 4) How does this document help you address the question: What caused the Dust Bowl? - This document helps me address the question of “What caused the Dust Bowl?” by portraying the carelessness the government had toward aiding farmers and teaching proper ways to farm and care for the land in use. Document B: Svobida 1) Who wrote this document? When was it written? Why was it written? Lawrence Svobida, a young farmer in Oklahoma, wrote this document. It was written around the 1940’s after he struggled in the Dust Bowl in the 1930’s because he wanted to share the story of the “average farmer without sugar coating it.” 2) According to Svobida, how did the dust and wind affect crops?
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