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American History, pages 490-494 The Americans. Reconstruction through the 20th centurey

Dust Bowl

Region of the Great Plains which had severe dust storms. Included N.Dakota, S.Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.


little towns consisting largely of shacks which sprang up on the outskirts of cities during the depression.

soup kitchen

places where food is offered free to the needy

bread lines

lines of people waiting to receive food provided by charitable organizations or public agencies.

direct relief

federal system for cash payments or food provided by the government to the poor.

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