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SAT® Subject Test in U.S. History

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The Bonus Army March

SATUSH-UNIYYM

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?

A

He angrily ordered the War Department to draft the leaders of the protest into military service.

B

He refused to acknowledged the presence of the protesters in Washington, D.C. and did not act in any fashion to their presence there.

C

He met with the leaders of the "Bonus Army" and agreed to pay the bonus to the veterans in small annual installments.

D

He ordered the U.S. Army to clear out the encamped veterans.

E

Being a veteran himself, Hoover petitioned Congress to re-allocate funds to pay the needy veterans.