Advent Of The Great Depression Analysis

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“With the advent of the Great Depression,” writes NPR news author Sheilah Kast. “Frustration over the delayed bonus turned to anger.” (Kast) The veterans were understandably very, very upset, and they banded together to figure out a solution. After considering, they decided that the best solution was to march to the White House and demand their money. So, in 1932 in the month of May, 15,000 veterans (most unemployed) led by Walter Waters arrived in Washington and asked for their money immediately. President Hoover, perhaps frightened by the large amount, did not address them. Instead, a congressional delegation met with the veterans and listened to their pleas for money. After hearing this, Congress began a debate about whether or not the money
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