The Bonus Army During the Great Depression: Definition, March & Riot Video


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'Bonus Army' marchers were demanding which of the following?

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1. 'Bonus Army' marchers were primarily veterans of which of the following wars?

2. Which of the following can be characterized as President Herbert Hoover's greatest error, in the Bonus Army March incident?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Bonus Army and their march on the capital is important to the history of the Depression Era in the United States. This quiz and worksheet will help gauge your understanding of the factors that led to the march and the outcome of it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • People in the Bonus Army
  • The Bonus Army's demands in 1924 and 1932
  • President Hoover's reaction to the Bonus Army March
  • Impact the Bonus Army March had on the 1932 presidential election

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Bonus Army and their march on Washington D.C.
  • Knowledge application - use what you have learned to answer questions about the marchers' demands
  • Making connections - correlate Hoover's reaction to the marchers with the outcome of the 1932 election

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Bonus Army, review the lesson called, The Bonus Army During the Great Depression: Definition, March & Riot. The lesson has the following objectives:

  • Define who the Bonus Army was and why they were given that name
  • Understand the role General Douglas MacArthur played in the escalation of events
  • Analyze the Wright Patman Bonus Bill
  • Explain what the Anacostia Flats was
  • Explore how the march aided Franklin Roosevelt's presidential bid