IB IA History Proposal Question Help

I am in desperate need of help. I have my IA proposal question due soon and I have a difficult time wording my topic. It has to be argumentative which is my struggle. My topic is the Bonus Army during 1932. It was when Veterans of WWI wanted their bonus and Hoover wouldn't give it to them. Instead he sent the army which killed and injured many of them with Tear Gas and Guns. 


If anyone has any idea please don't hesitate to comment!!

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Think about: causation, consequence, continuity, change, significance, and/or perspectives, that will help out the most in thinking about a research question. What factors caused the Bonus Marches and to what extent? How did the Bonus Army influence some later event X and to what extent? What is the significance of the Bonus Marches to X? To what extent was the Bonus Army/the government justifiable in their actions? To what extent are the Bonus Marches comparable/similar to event X? Etc... I hope that helps as a springboard for more RQ ideas.

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Trying to choose a good IA Question for IB History SL. My IA is about the Vietnam war...Potential Questions I came up with are:

MLK and how he impacted the Vietnam War:

  • The consequence of/Impact of:

    • Entering Vietnam war

    • MLK’s speech

    • College demonstrations: On many college campuses these demonstrations took the form of student strikes, teach-in sessions, and peace rallies.

    • Vietnam war economically on African Americans/White Americans.

    • Opposition to the war from Citizens on the role the US in the Vietnam war

  • Multiple Perspectives: MLK, College Demonstrations, and Gov’t

  • How did the anti-war protest affect foreign policy during the Vietnam war?

  • How did the black anti-war protest affect race relations inside the military?

  • What role did MLK have decreasing discrimination inside the military?

  • What was the consequence of racial discrimination on black veterans?

  • How did hate groups affect the success of anti-war movements?


Tips, suggestions. Any question that looks good from above???  

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