World War and Veterans

Struggle for Compensation

Struggle for Compensation

The World War Adjusted Compensation Act of 1924, popularly known as the “Bonus Act,” promised veterans compensation for wages lost during their World War I service. During the Great Depression, veterans took to the streets to demand these promised payments.

Quest for Peace

Quest for Peace

Between her two terms in Congress, Jeannette Rankin worked to keep the world out of war.

Commitment to Service

Commitment to Service

Edith Nourse Rogers dedicated her long congressional career to supporting the military, from the WAAC Act to the GI Bill.

Training Women for the Post-War World

Training Women for the Post-War World

Forward-thinking Frances Bolton created professional opportunities for women during wartime and beyond with the 1943 Bolton Act.

 

 

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