Occupy 1932

The Bonus Expeditionary Force, a.k.a. the Bonus Army, combined with Socialist labor organizers, are largely responsible for forcing Congress and President Roosevelt to implement socialist programs like Social Security and Medicare. Two of these veterans–occupying the U.S. Capitol lawn–were shot dead by U.S. Army soldiers sent to clear out them and their families, who were encamped in D.C. while seeking relief from the ravages of the Great Depression.


~ by Jay Taber on January 7, 2018.

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