What was the bonus army?


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WWI veterans had been promised money by the government for their service during the war. The certificates issued were redeemable in 1945. In 1932, approximately 17,000 veterans gathered in Washington DC to demand the money be paid now. President Hoover sent the army in to disperse the gathered marchers. During the confrontation 2 of the bonus army were killed and many others hurt. The Great Depression