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Which statement best explains how the Dust Bowl contributed to the Great Depression?

1. The loss of farmland on the Great Plains led to an increase in the prices of agricultural goods.

2. The destruction of crops on the Great Plains resulted in an increase in farms lost to bank foreclosures.

3. The selling of land by farmers on the Great Plains led the stock market to crash.

4. The loss of topsoil on the Great Plains resulted in people migrating to northeastern cities.

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Answer: 4. The loss of topsoil on the Great Plains resulted in people migrating to northeastern cities

The Dust Bowl was the term coined in dry periods of the 1930s for the drastic dust storms that ravaged the Southern Plains of the United States. The dust storms began as a result of excessive high winds experienced by locals living in Texas and Nebraska. Scores of lives — both humans and animals — were lost during the storms. A lot of crops were also killed as a result. This had a heavy impact on the economy of the United States which subsequently contributed to the Great Depression. A lot of farmers had to migrate from the Southern plains to seek a better life in northeastern cities.

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