Dust Bowl The Dust Bowl was the worst man-made ecological catastrophe during a ten year period of a rainless (during1931-1941) drought and large dust storms caused by plowing, farmers used to grow mostly wheat. The Dust Bowl was result of the worst drought in U.S. history. One hundred million acres of the Southern Plains were turning into a wasteland of the Dust Bowl. Large sections of five states were affected Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico. The Dust Bowl was mainly caused by over plowing and a perfect example of “people pushing too hard against nature, and nature pushing back”(Ib’d Dust Bowl,A Film by Ken Burns DVD).Also they needed to produce more wheat to feed American troops during the war and over 200 million acres were plowed up, which caused the land to fall apart(Ib’d Dust Bowl).Also the stock market crash in 1929 caused The Great Depression which caused wheat prices to go way down from $3.00 dollars a bushel of wheat to 10 cents a bushel,(Ib’d Surviving the Dust Bowl,2007).
Using this example, Sanders is able to make the point that not every immigrant is wanted in the place that they have come to. Secondly, to solidify this claim even further, Sanders parallels another piece of historical evidence that directly involves Americans. “The Dust Bowl of the 1930’s was caused not by drought but by the transfer onto the Great Plains of farming methods that were suitable to wetter regions.” (Sanders). Here he connects back to one of Rushdie’s quotes. America’s obsession with movement, migraton, and expansion left the Great Plains in a period of severe dust storms.
There were even warnings from the scientists who said there would be high soil erosion, but the project went ahead. Consequently in 1960 dust storms damaged over 13,000 square hectares of land. Over this period grain cost 20% more than the national average to produce and in 1961 to 1964 it became twice as high. Although the 'Virgin Land' scheme had good purposes, it proved to be not sufficient, as short-sightedness led to the erosion of soil before any long term success was witnessed, evidence of the Stalinist structure that Khrushchev had planned to rid of. The long-term decline of his policies stood as a contrast to his reputation, helping to lead to his
This was why it was crucial for Lenin to show strong leadership which he did. However, I don’t think that the October/November revolution would have taken place without other factors which contributed to it. Lenin was a key factor in the revolution. His return to Russia in April 1917 was a key reason that the Bolsheviks succeeded. He issued his famous April Thesis, which had his promise of ‘Peace, Land and Bread’ which was cleverly aimed at the majority of Russia (peasants wanted land, everyone wanted peace and there was a bread shortage which made problems for most people).
Both the New England colonies and the Spanish Southwestern settlements in America offered a chance at a new life in what was literally thought of as as a different world. Although both settlements were created because of opportunity, both had substantial factors that differentiated the two. The Spanish settlements in the Southwest and the English settlements in the Northeast colonies of New England differed economically, politically and religiously as the Spanish sought to establish influence and the English sought to establish long-term settlements affecting the outlook in both regions. One of their primary differences was their economies. The greatest economical difference between the Spanish settlements and the English settlements was that the English focused on sustaining an agrarian style of cultivate land.
Sherrie L. Smith Instructor: Laura Perry US History II (R62-S12C) February 4th, 2012 Political Tension In 1890s the depression played a large role of political tension. Government responses to depression during the 1890s exhibited elements of complexity, confusion, and contradiction. Yet they also showed a pattern that confirmed the transitional character of the era and clarified the role of the business crisis in the emergence of modern America. As demand for American goods and crops decreased, falling prices affected both the agricultural and manufacturing sectors. Corn, wheat, and cotton farmers responded by planting more, which only worsened the problem.
Filburn in 1942. This was a landmark case because it was based upon an American citizen who was producing a crop (wheat) for his own consumption for animals on his farm. Based on the New Deal, issued by President Franklin D Roosevelt, the Agricultural Act of 1938 was produced. This act provided increased Federal control on crop production as well as other things to stabilize the farming industry and crop prices. There were quotas set for crop production to stabilize crop prices, as a result of the legislation of the Agricultural Act.
With the drought and dust flying through the sky, the Southern Plains was turning into a wasteland. Each year the national weather bureau reported a growth in the number of dust storms. The government, with the help of President Roosevelt, passed a group of bills that helped relieve the poverty. Even though this did not cure the Dust Bowl, it allowed the American people to take care of basic needs and a light of hope during trying times. The President requested that 200 million trees be planted from Texas to Canada.
In a single attack the combination of the Sudaneese army and the janjaweed 60,000 peoples lives were changed forever (Hueschen). Unlike Iraq where the government is trying to help the people of it’s country, the Sudaneese government are the one responsible for the suffering of it’s people. The European union and the African Union both say that the events in Darfur is not Genocide. However the U.S. congress disagrees (The Black Commentator). The former Nigerian president and also the former chair of the African union Obasanjo said in a press conference on September 23rd
The upper class that owned slaves would rely on them to work in the fields to farm their crops and to build buildings within Rome. They would rely on slaves for just about everything that they did not want to do. Many people thought that once Christianity started to spread, it would have an impact on the decline in slavery. But that was a false statement and the real reason behind the decline in slavery had been noted, " The real secret of the growing decline of slavery in the Roman Empire-a decline which began already in its early days before the Gospel had gained a hearing and a following-is to be found not in the influence of Christianity but in changed economic conditions." Once the economy started to decline, the slave labor would decline as well leaving no one to work and get things done because they were so used to having the slaves do everything.