Exam 2 review - Dust bowl: An ecological and economical...

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Dust bowl: An ecological and economical disaster in the 1930’s caused by over harvesting of the Southern Great Plains. The price of wheat shot-up dramatically during WWI, so in turn farmers of the Great Plains produced vast amounts of wheat. As the price of wheat declined in 1920, farmers began to increase production of wheat to compensate for the losses. As more and more land was harvested, there was nothing left to prevent soil erosion. Millions of acres of rich topsoil were blown away by dust storm. This caused an economic and physiological depression on the Great Plains. Although federal subsidies were handed out, effect of the dust bowl was felt largely by the tenant farmer. Tenant farmers were forced to move to California where the ecnomo John Collier: Appointed by Roosevelt in 1933 as the head of the BIA, to change the Bureau of Indian Affairs; due to his active role in the progressive-era social work and previous work with the Pueblo Indians. Collier was the driving force behind the 1934 Indian Reorganization Act. The act essentially tried to
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This note was uploaded on 06/16/2009 for the course BUSINESS 4444 taught by Professor Dr.dale during the Spring '09 term at University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson.

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