Unformatted text preview: the resent weeks these veteran soldiers have began to protest and have set up tents in front of the White House. It is not the call of the President to give money to the soldiers. The congress also plays a role. The bill passed in the House of Representatives, but later failed to pass in the Senate. On 28 July, 1932, Attorney General Mitchell ordered the police to force the evacuation. However, the police failed to do so. I ordered the U.S. Army to effect the evacuation of the Bonus Army from Washington, D.C. I did not know this would get out of order and lead to blood shed. I regret that the army has taken action against the veterans and protester and people were killed. The veterans were all unarmed and even one baby was killed. This is an outrage and the United States should not have witnessed such a tragedy. I am sorry and I surely assure you that this may not happen again....
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