1930's Bonus Army
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HISTORICAL FICTION LETTER

HISTORICAL FICTION LETTER

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Dear united states

I going to tell you about the bonus Army, but I want to tell my opinion about the bonus army was a lot business was involved in a lot thing and money like some stuff I wasn’t understanding about the bonus army when they told about the army getting bow up I was surprise but the stuff I learn about the bonus army was six years after the end of World War I Congress enacted a bill that would reward veterans of the conflict a cash bonus for their service. However, the legislation stipulated that the veterans would not collect their bonus until 1945. The Bonus Army, some 15,000 to 20,000 World War I veterans from across the country, marched on the Capitol in June 1932 to request early payment of cash bonuses due to them in 1945. The Great Depression had destroyed the economy, leaving many veterans jobless. the summer of 1932, approximately 20,000 men, women, and children set up camp and occupied abandoned government buildings in Washington, D.C. only thing I didn’t get the about the bonus army was why they didn’t just give the Army dude the money so they wouldn’t blow up the other united stated army. The Wall Street Crash of 1929 dramatically closed the curtain on the prosperity of the twenties and precipitated the greatest economic decline in US history. In 1929 only 3% of Americans were without a job, by 1933, the unemployment rate had risen to 25%. I Couldn’t really can’t really feel where there coming from because you are grow man that cant even provided for there self and probably some of them people got some kids they cant even feed any they got to let them go because they cant feed them so they bet they are feeling that they are less than man because some father will feel like that if they can’t provided. What I learn about, The Great Depression did not affect everyone the same way. Many rich people felt no impact at all, and were oblivious to the suffering of others. Up to forty percent of the country never faced real hardship during those. years. But most were touched by it in some way. By the time of Franklin Roosevelt's inauguration in 1933, the unemployment rate hovered close to twenty-five percent. Fluctuating during the 1930s, it never fell below 14.3% until 1941. Families suffered a dramatic loss of income during Herbert Hoover's term in office, dropping 35% in those four years to $15M. This put a great deal of stress on families. Than Traditional roles within the family changed during the 1930s. than I read about the dust bowel it was a lot people deeding from lug desist but From 1934 to 1940 severe drought ravaged an area twice the size of Pennsylvania covering parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Colorado. When the drought destroyed the crops, there was nothing to hold the soil of the wind-swept and treeless plains. The area became known as "The Dust Bowl. By 1935, winds reaching 60 miles per hour whipped the dirt into gigantic clouds as high as 1,000 feet blocking. n 1924, a grateful Congress voted to give a bonus to World War I veterans - $1.25 for each day served overseas, $1.00 for each day served in the States. The catch was that payment would not be made until 1945.

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Nathan Cushenbery-Andrews's comment, February 13, 2013 12:00 PM
This is a list of notes, not a letter. Most of it appears plagiarized. Rewrite it in your own words.
Darrel Singleton's comment, February 14, 2013 12:58 PM
i just did
Nathan Cushenbery-Andrews's comment, February 14, 2013 4:20 PM
Much better.
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Vocabulary Sectio

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Washington police attempting to remove Bonus Army marchers from federal property - July 28, 1932 (photo from the DC Public Library Common's photostream on Flickr) In the summer of 1932, approximate...
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The Bonus Army

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Veterans of WWI descend on Washington, DC during the Great Depression
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 In May of that year, some 15,000 veterans, many unemployed and destitute, descended on Washington, D.C. to demand immediate payment of their bonus. They proclaimed themselves the Bonus Expeditionary Force but the public dubbed them the "Bonus Army." Raising ramshackle camps at various places around the city, they waited. A month later, on July 28, Attorney General Mitchell ordered the evacuation of the veterans from all government property, Entrusted with the job, the Washington police met with resistance, shots were fired and two marchers killed. Learning of the shooting at lunch, President Hoover ordered the army to clear out the veterans. 

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Primary Source #1

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Nathan Cushenbery-Andrews's comment, February 11, 2013 11:23 AM
Label your scoops. Annotate any primary sources.
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American Experience . MacArthur . People & Events | The Bonus March (May-July, 1932) | PBS

American Experience . MacArthur . People & Events | The Bonus March (May-July, 1932) | PBS | 1930's Bonus Army | Scoop.it
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Nathan Cushenbery-Andrews's comment, February 13, 2013 12:01 PM
This should talk about events of today that relate to the Bonus Army. This is just about the Bonus Army.
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Primary Source #3

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An eyewitness account of the march of World War I veterans on America's capital.
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Nathan Cushenbery-Andrews's comment, February 13, 2013 12:00 PM
Where are the annotations?