US Army Evicts Bonus Marchers

27 Jul

On 28th July, 1932, the US Army forcibly evicted Bonus Marchers from the protest camp they had set up in Washington D.C. Coming in the middle of the Great Depression, the event was taken as further evidence that President Herbert Hoover had no sympathy for the plight of the poorest in American society.

Daryl Worthington (his words are above) at New Historian provides a concise overview of a symbolically potent event of 83 years ago with an Iowa tie (Herbert Hoover). You can read Worthington’s entire piece here: US Army Evicts Bonus Marchers.

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