Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: The Bonus Army during the Great Depression

The Bonus Army, Hoovervilles, and the Great Depression

Historian Richard Norton Smith discussed the Bonus Army and Hoovervilles during the Great Depression.

Description

Historian Richard Norton Smith discussed the Bonus Army and Hoovervilles during the Great Depression.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Describe the condition of the United States and its economy in 1932?
  • What was the “bonus army” and what did it hope to achieve?
  • What was the outcome of the “bonus army’s” protest and request? How did it come to symbolize President Hoover?

Additional Resources

Participants

Vocabulary

  • Bonus Army
  • General Douglas Macarthur
  • President Herbert Hoover

Topics

Economics & Financial LiteracyU.S. History

Grades

Middle SchoolHigh School