What was the Bonus Army (1932)?

Introduction The Bonus Army was a group of 43,000 demonstrators – made up of 17,000 veterans of the United States in World War I, together with their families and affiliated groups – who gathered in Washington, D.C. in mid-1932 to demand early cash redemption of their service bonus certificates. Organisers called the demonstrators the “Bonus… Read More

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What was the World War Adjusted Compensation Act (1924)?

Introduction The World War Adjusted Compensation Act, or Bonus Act, was a United States federal law passed on 19 May 1924, that granted a benefit to veterans of American military service in World War I. Provisions The act awarded veterans additional pay in various forms, with only limited payments available in the short term. The… Read More