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WWI Veterans Came Together to Demand Their Bonuses in a 1932 March on Washington

The Bonus Army, abandoned by the government amidst the Great Depression, took matters into their own hands.

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  • A Bonus Army encampment is dispersed by police officers.Photo Credit: Library of Congress, Public domain
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  • The Bonus Army on the steps of the Capitol in July 1932.

    Photo Credit: Library of Congress, Underwood & Underwood
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  • A Bonus Army encampment, 1932.

    Photo Credit: Library of Congress