Which of the following statement best describes the Bonus Marchers?a. They wanted to be paid the 'bonus' Congress had promised but delayed     b. They were dangerous radicals out to destroy the...

Which of the following statement best describes the Bonus Marchers?

a. They wanted to be paid the 'bonus' Congress had promised but delayed     
b. They were dangerous radicals out to destroy the country.     
c. They were organized and led by communists.     
d. all the above.

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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As with all multiple choice questions, following text and instruction given to you in class will be essential in successfully answering such queries.  I think that you can examine the choices and see that there is a distinct answer.  In my mind, I think that the first option is opposite than the second and third one.  They could be linked together, but the timbre of each is fundamentally different, and in this, I think that you can automatically eliminate the fourth option.  It very well cannot be all of the above if one of the options does not fit the pattern.  In examining the remaining three options, some background knowledge is needed and I think that seeing that the members of the Bonus Army were American servicemen makes it less likely that they could be seen as "Communists" or "radicals."  American military servicemen do not fit the profile of "Communists" or "radicals."    It is unlikely that they would be these groupings or would be led by these groupings.  This makes the second two options not entirely feasible.  In examining the first option, the "bonus" element that motivated them to march is evident and the background information seems to fit it more than the other options.  

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