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  • uzziDec 9, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    this reminds me of how the goverment never really helps anyone. because when people are unemployed they cant pay bills. this also leads to people doing things that they dont wanna do but got to.

    • oceanmtnskyDec 9, 2014 at 12:39 pm

      How could you say that the government never really helps anyone when the NEW DEAL of the 1930s was all about helping American citizens recover from the affects of the Great Depression?

  • smellslikecake22Dec 9, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Hey this was well written, heres something I learned about the dust bowl:
    The Dust Bowl was the name given to the Great Plains region devastated by drought in 1930s depression-ridden America. The 150,000-square-mile area, encompassing the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles and neighboring sections of Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico, has little rainfall, light soil, and high winds, a potentially destructive combination.

    • oceanmtnskyDec 9, 2014 at 12:41 pm

      The American Farmer was the “canary in the coal mine” when it came to the dangers of a slowing economy in the 1920s. They were already hurting when the Stock Market Crash of 1929 triggered the Great Depression of the 1930s. The Dust Bowl made it even worse for farmers.

  • CheekzDec 9, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    I think the people should be blamed just as much as Hoover.

    • oceanmtnskyDec 9, 2014 at 12:43 pm

      Which people would you blame? who had the power at the time? American Bankers and Business owners?

  • Jacob DuncanDec 9, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    This is a great expample of how herbert hoover thought he was doing a good job with the economy while leaving the unemployed and farmers to suffer in a recession and the federal gov’t controlled all the funds.

  • ladybug09Dec 9, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Everybody seemed to be blaming Hoover when I don’t think it really was all his fault. It’s the people too.

    • oceanmtnskyDec 9, 2014 at 2:35 pm

      Which people? Why does a President get blamed so easily?

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