Five Historical Events Influenced by the Depletion of Resources

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Five Historical Events Influenced by the Depletion of Resources SCI/245 Axia College University of Phoenix June 28, 2012 Will Romine Associate Program Material Resource Worksheet Use the following table to identify five historical events influenced by the depletion of natural resources. Explain each event in at least 150 words. Event | What Happened? | Cubagua’s Pearl-Oyster Beds: TheFirst Depletion of a NaturalResource Caused by Europeans inthe American Continent | Archeological evidence suggests that the first humans never settled permanentlyin Cubagua, but only visited the islands with the purpose to exploit the rich oyster bedsboth for food as well as pearls for ornamentation. The lack of fresh water and…show more content…
However, as a drought that started in 1930 persisted, the farmers did not stop farming; instead they kept plowing and planting with increasingly dismal results.In 1930 and early 1931, the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles were known as the most prosperous regions in the nation. For plains farmers, the decade opened with prosperity and growth. But in the summer of 1931, those farmers would face the most difficult eight years of their lives.The rain simply stopped.Deep plowing on the Great Plains killed the natural grasses that kept soil in place, as the topsoil turned to dust it blew away. Literally tons of soil were blown off barren fields and carried in storm clouds for hundreds of miles, creating one of the most disastrous ecological events in U.S. history.The primary impact area of the Dust Bowl was the Southern Plains. The Northern Plains were not as affected, although the drought, dust, and agricultural decline were felt there as well.In 1932, the national weather bureau reported 14 dust storms. In 1933 they were up to 38.By the spring of 1934, the massive drought had severely impacted 27 states and affected more than 75 percent of the country. Between 1930 and 1940, severe dust storms, or “black blizzards” as they were being called, reached heights of 10,000 feet, blowing cars off the road and blocking out sunlight. At times, the clouds would blacken the sky all the way to New York City. Most of the topsoil was deposited in the Atlantic Ocean. It has been

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