What caused the decline in the demand for crops from Texas during the Great Depression?
A drought hit the Great Plains Region.
Farmers went bankrupt because the crop prices fell. What pre-depression factor caused this?
The overproduction of crops like cotton led to flooded markets.
Some areas of Texas were hit harder than others during the Dust Bowl. Why is this?
These areas plowed over their natural grasslands which led to higher rates of erosion.
The Government paid farmers to do what that helped them during the Dust Bowl era?
Destroy crops to drive up the demand, slow down soil erosion with new planting and plowing techniques, and the planting of trees to create windbreaks.
Who was the president that created the New Deal programs?
Franklin Roosevelt (FDR)
Who was the Vice-President who opposed the New Deal Legislation?
John N. Garner
When speculators sold off more than 13 million shares of stock, this caused the value of the stocks to plummet rapidly. This sharp decline is now known as what?
The Stock Market Crash of 1929 "Black Tuesday".
1st Commanding Officer of the WAC
Oveta Culp Hobby
Women's Army Corp Acronym
These women flew the planes from the factories to the military bases. They helped pave the way for the rights for women to become pilots both in the military and commercially. They also helped push for equality amongst women in the workforce.
Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASP).
Admiral of the Pacific Fleet who kept his carriers alive long enough to prevent complete defeat in the Pacific Theater against the Japanese.
Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe, a native of Dickinson, Texas.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Texas Congressman who worked hard to avoid another "Black Tuesday" from happening in Texas again.
Succeded in getting $20 million in bread bonds to form bread lines for Texans.
How did Texas help with the war effort in WWII?
Multiple camps for training, built ships and planes, provided 90% of the oil to fight the Nazi's, several POW camps.
What were some causes of the Dust Bowl?
Severe drought combined with poor agricultural techniques like overproduction, not allowing fields to regenerate nutrients, over-plowing of natural grasslands.