Dust bowl 13

Dust Bowl

By hydeia
  • 1862 - Homestead Act passed and signed into law

    1862 - Homestead Act passed and signed into law
    People were given 160 acres of land within the boundaries of the public land states. They had to file an application, improve the land and file for deed of title. Source: http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=31
  • Period: to

    Dust Bowl Timespan of Events

  • Beginning of Dust Bowl

    Beginning of Dust Bowl
    Severe drought hits the midwestern and and southern plains. Source: Article Handout
  • An Increase

    An Increase
    The number of dust storms are increasing . Fourteen are reported in the year, an expected 38 will come about next year. Source: Article Handout
  • Congress creates new agency

    Congress creates new agency
    Congress creates a new federal agency: Soil-Erosion Service. Source: Article Handout
  • Caked

    A massive dust storm cakes cities as far as NY, ATL and WA Source: Article Handout
  • Black Sunday

    Black Sunday
    The worst "black blizzard" of the Dust Bowl occurs which causes much damae. Source: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/dustbowl-black-sunday/
  • New Agency

    An agency begins a campaign that provides financial incentives. Source: Article Handout
  • Reduction

    Blowing soil is reduced by 65% Source: Article Handout
  • Time to Go

    Time to Go
    A reported 2.5 million people have left the Plains. Source: Asrticle Handout
  • Something Severe

    A severe drought, worse than the 1930's, fails to produce dust storms of the same magnitude. Source: Article Handout
  • Name Change

    Name Change
    The Soil Conservation Service changes their name to Natural Resources Conservation Service. Source: Article Handout