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What was the reaction of President Herbert Hoover to the "Bonus Army" a group of WWI veterans who had occupied Washington D.C. in 1932, demanding early payment of their veteran bonus?
He angrily ordered the War Department to draft the leaders of the protest into military service.
He refused to acknowledged the presence of the protesters in Washington, D.C. and did not act in any fashion to their presence there.
He met with the leaders of the "Bonus Army" and agreed to pay the bonus to the veterans in small annual installments.
He ordered the U.S. Army to clear out the encamped veterans.
Being a veteran himself, Hoover petitioned Congress to re-allocate funds to pay the needy veterans.