Cattle drives, driven usually by cowboys, are when cattle are driven to the markets in order to be sold in the north nearing about forty dollars (nearing ten in the South). Cattle drives turned to few as trains and barbed wire had striken the unlucky fate. Later on, the successful cattle heads turned to bust when cattle were overstricken and gained diseases, causing them to die.
Oil and gas had been seen in Texas, not only in one region but everywhere; because oil and gas were gaining momentum due urbanization, Texas had stricken gold. In addition to the findings of "gold", inventions called for just that and had given old jobs a boost with an easier kick. Soon enough, the urbanization had given a push to more and more flocking to the cities in hopes of earning money.
In the 1930s, the nation had hit rock bottom because of overproduction and no guideline towards spending and debt. Occuring during this time of hardship was the Dust Bowl. In relation to the drought, poor farming skills, and climate, the Great Plains (not the only one, the U.S. as one) has suffered a huge dust storm. The dust storm (known as "The Dust Bowl") had pulled on for several months, affecting the lives of nearly everyone. After the storm had ended, reforms were put into place by the government.
Occurring throughout history itself, women have been fighting for rights/suffrage. Women would often create groups/organizations in order to fight these unfair terms, and in the mid 1900s, women earned the right to vote. The prohibition act was put into place in attempts to stop the nation from "worsening" with the beliefs that alcohol was the cause to several conflicts; in reaction to this, people often underwent many crimes to get/create their own liquor, creating even more problems atop the pile the U.S had already owned (spent millions to put this act into action).
Populist vs. Progressives. Populists were working towards fighting for agricultural rights, forming groups and facing one another. Progressives on the other other hand, were typically wealthier, fighting for the right of laborers who endured hardships in factory walls.