Army Draft Importance

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The Importance Of The Draft Conscription or the “compulsory enrollment of persons for military or naval service” (Dictionary.com) is not a new concept. Famously known as the draft, Conscription has been around since the 1860s during the Civil War. Currently called the Selective Service System, or SSS for short, this law increases the military population during a time of war. By selecting individuals from a pool of men aged 18 to 25, this system provides relief to soldiers stuck on the front line. During the Second World War, President Franklin D. Roosevelt enacted the Selective Training And Service Act of 1940. This Act required any able-bodied man from 21 to 36 years old to register for the new system. Over 10 million men were inducted into the war by the time World War II concluded 4 years later (World War II History). This became the second form of the draft and was liquidated in 1947. The next year, a new draft was signed into law and while it has gone through multiple changes, it is the same law we have today. The draft does not occur often and has not been used since the Vietnam war in the 1970s. Nevertheless, the draft is still an important law to have as a war could suddenly begin and the SSS will provide the needed reinforcements to the military. Throughout history, women have been recognized as the givers and supporters of life. This may be one reason women are still unable to register for the SSS. During a time of war, while soldiers are needed to protect the
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