Selective-Service Act.

hearings before the United States House Committee on Military Affairs, Sixty-Fifth Congress, first session, on Apr. 7, 9-11, 1917
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The Selective Service Act of or Selective Draft Act (Pub.L. 65–12, 40 Stat. 76, enacted May 18, ) authorized the United States federal government to raise a national army for service in World War I through dam-projects.comd by: the 65th United States Congress.

A new selective service act was passed in that required all men between 18 and 26 to register and that made men from 19 to 26 liable for induction for 21 months' service, which would be followed by 5 years of reserve duty.

When the Korean War broke out, the law was replaced () by the Universal Military Training and Service Act. The resulting legislation, the Military Selective Service Act ofrationalized the deferment system, but it did little to stifle public resistance to the draft.

Increasingly, opponents of the war had taken to destroying their Selective Service registration certificates (draft cards) as statements of public protest. Aug 15,  · RECORDS OF THE SELECTIVE SERVICE DIVISION History: Established in the Adjutant General's Office, War Department, July 1,as successor to PMGO, with responsibility for administering all Selective Service System records accumulated during the period Redesignated Selective Service Section and transferred to World War.

Selective Service Mission To register men and maintain a system that, when authorized by the President and Congress, rapidly provides personnel in a fair and equitable manner while managing an alternative service program for conscientious objectors. Selective Service System.

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Indianapolis Newspaper Index. Subject Headings. Websites. The Selective Service System, also known as the Draft, establishes the law that all male U.S and most non-U.S.

citizens residing in the United States between the ages of 18 and 26 must register with the Selective Service. Explanation of Change to 50 U.S.C. et seq. As quoted from the Office of the Law Revision Counsel's website, the change occurred on December 1, When President Harry Truman signed the Selective Service Act of on June 24, the amendments to the Articles of War became law (the Elston Act, Pub.62 Stat.()).

W.G. Andrews, W. Sterling Cole, George J. Bates, Carl Vinson, Paul J. Kilday and Carl T. Durham signed on the part of the House. the selective service act Download the selective service act or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format.

Click Download or Read Online button to get the selective service act book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. Init was replaced by a new and distinct Selective Service System established by this Act.

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The Selective Service Act of was originally intended to remain in effect for two years (i.e., until June 24, ), but was extended multiple times, usually immediately before its two-year period of effectiveness was due to dam-projects.comd by: the 80th United States Congress.

Some six weeks after the United States formally entered the First World War, the U.S Congress passes the Selective Service Act on May 18,giving the U.S. president the power to draft soldiers.

Transferred for liquidation to Office of Selective Service Records by act of March 31, (61 Stat. 31). Reconstituted by Military Selective Service Act (62 Stat. ), June 22, Records of the Joint Army and Navy Selective Service Committee.

Textual Records: Central files, Email this Article Selective Service Act of Section 3 of the Military Selective Service Act, as amended (50 U.S.C. App. ) [now 50 U.S.C.

], provides that male citizens of the United States and other male persons residing in the United States who are between the ages of 18 and 26, except those exempted by Sections 3 and 6(a). Summary and Definition of the Selective Service Act of Summary and Definition: The Selective Service Act, aka Selective Draft Act, was enacted on May 18, requiring all men between the ages of 21 and 30 to register with locally administered draft boards for military conscription by national lottery.

Historians Richard Faulkner and Beth Bailey mark the centennial of the Selective Service Act by discussing the evolution of the draft from the Civil War to Vietnam.

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Selective Service Act. passed on May 28, by a nearly unanimous vote to require all men between the ages of 21 and 31 to register for military service. The Selective Training and Service Act ofalso known as the Burke–Wadsworth Act, Pub.L.

76–, 54 Stat.enacted September 16,was the first peacetime conscription in United States history. This Selective Service Act required that men who had reached their 21st birthday but had not yet reached their 36th birthday register with local draft dam-projects.comd by: the 76th United States Congress.

In Selective Service Acts. The Selective Service Act, signed by Pres. Woodrow Wilson on May 18,created the Selective Service System, which managed the induction of some million men into the armed forces over the next two years and abolished the.

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Sec. 2 Military Selective Service Act 2 2 The text of Presidential Proclamation providing for registration under this section, dated July 2,follows this Act. for a balanced force, shall be ordered to active Federal service and continued therein so long as such necessity exists. In MayCongress passed the Selective Service Act, which created a national draft.

The act required all men ages 21 to 30 to register for military service at local polling stations. This was the first time the U.S. government had established a draft before entering a war.

The Selective Training and Service Act of was enacted on September 16th of that year. It is sometimes referred to as the Burke-Wadsworth act. This was the first such act of conscription in the United States during a time of peace. Conscription is the process that drafts individuals into military service, as opposed to.

register for Selective Service continues today. The MSSA requiring all male citizens between the ages of 18 and 26 to register for the draft was first enacted as the "Selective Service Act of ". The Act has been subsequently amended a number of times.

Today the current law states. The chapter concludes with the most recent debate in the United States (US) Senate about sustaining the Selective Service System. The US law of conscription mandates that men living in the US between the ages of 18 and 25 must register for selective G.L.A.

Harris, R. Finn Sumner, M.C. González-Prats. The Selective Service Act of Relevence Then and Now [Randall L. Thomsen] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The execution of the Selective Service Act in proved extremely successful in mobilizing both manpower and public opinion in support of America's war aims; but is selective service still relevant to the United States military in the 21st century?Author: Randall L.

Thomsen. I chose the selective service act and draft for many reasons. One was because during these times many Americans felt that there rights were being taken away because all men between the ages of twenty-one and forty-five, had to register in the military. History Professor Beth Bailey and Military History Professor Richard Faulkner discuss the evolution of the Selective Service Act after World War II, including disillusionment of the implied.

Since the enactment of the Selective Service Act inthe Selective Service System—an independent agency in the executive branch of government—has been charged with establishing and maintaining all processes necessary for conducting a military draft in a fair, transparent, and credible manner.

Question: What was the purpose of the Selective Service Act. Preparing for War. The United States is prepared for war at any time or moment. That means it has the weapons, missiles, technology.

May 01,  · Further, they must let the Selective Service know within 10 days of any changes in the information provided in their original registration until they turn Those who register for the Selective Service form the prospective pool of people who might be drafted if the draft is ever reinstated.

How Do I Register? There are several ways to Helene Wingens.H.R - To amend the Military Selective Service Act to require the reinstatement of the draft whenever an authorization on the use of military force or declaration of war is in effect and to provide for the registration of women with the Selective Service System, and .The Draft, (Modern War Studies) [George Q.

Flynn] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Individual liberty is ingrained in American culture. Yet, in contrast to this cherished ideal, American men were inducted into military service under a system that flourished for more than twenty years before its rationalization was seriously questioned by more than a small minority Cited by: