Answer to Question #100242 in History for Kristen

Question #100242
What was the Bonus Army? How was it dealt with by the Hoover Administration?
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2019-12-13T07:03:19-0500

The Bonus Army was a group of 43,000 demonstrators – made up of 17,000 U.S. World War I veterans, together with their families and affiliated groups – who gathered in Washington, D.C. in mid-1932 to demand early cash redemption of their service certificates.

The demands of thfe Bonus Army were rejected by the President Hoover, he ordered the U.S. Army to clear the marchers' campsite after the Washington police was met with resistance.



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