1917 Selective Service Act and the Draft

Richard Faulkner and Beth Bailey talked about the evolution of the military draft in the United States from the Civil War to the Vietnam… read more

Richard Faulkner and Beth Bailey talked about the evolution of the military draft in the United States from the Civil War to the Vietnam War and beyond, when military service eventually became voluntary. Shortly after declaring war on Germany, the U.S. Congress passed and President Wilson signed the Selective Service Act on May 18, 1917. The act required men ages 21 to 30 to register for military service. close

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  • Beth Bailey Professor University of Kansas->History Department
  • Mark Adams Director Truman (Harry S.) Library Institute->Education
  • Richard S. Faulkner Supervisory Professor U.S. Army Command and General Staff College->Department of Military History
  • Lora Vogt Curator National World War I Museum and Memorial->Education
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1917 Selective Service Act and the Draft

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Program ID:
428243-2
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
First Aired:
Jul 02, 2017 | 6:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Jul 09, 2017 | 2:50am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Jul 02, 2017 | 6:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 02, 2017 | 10:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 03, 2017 | 2:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 08, 2017 | 4:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 09, 2017 | 2:50am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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