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The Bonus Army
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 1.5
In 1932, in the depths of the Great Depression, thousands of World War I veterans set up camp in Washington, D.C., to lobby Congress to pay them their army bonus early. The Army dispersed them violently, and the public outcry contributed to President Hoover's failure to win reelection that year.
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Bonus marchers and police battle in Washington, DC
Bonus marchers and police battle in Washington, DC
Original caption read, "'Bonus Marchers' and police battle in Washington, DC. The marchers came to Washington, DC, to demand their veterans 'bonus' payment early from Congress. After several months of camping near the Anacostia River and after several confrontations...
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The Great Depression and World War II
Primary sources and readings explore the history of North Carolina and the United States during the Great Depression and World War II (1929–1945).
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Washington As It Was: Photographs by Theodor Horydczak, 1923-1959
Theodor Horydczak was born in eastern Europe and he lived in Washington D.C. from the 1920s until his retirement in 1959. His collection of photographs look at the architecture and social life of Washington at that time. (Learn more)
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Provided by: Library of Congress