Yes. Initially there was a draft where all males of the appropriate age were eligible for the draft unless they were physically or mentally unfit, or had a deferment (formal excuse) such as being a college student. Later the Draft Board started a lottery, all were given numbers drawn from birth dates. Then they started to draft at #1, then 2, and so on until they had enough people to staff the military for the…
The draft was related to the Civil War because Abraham Lincoln started the draft and if you read about NYC Draft Riots you will see how people protested them. A draft is when you are selected and forced to go into military service however, during the civil war, if you payed a $300 fee you could avoid service.
Describe three reasons why the American public did not support Americas involvement in the Vietnam War?
Specifically, there is not one person that came up with the military draft. The earliest known military drafts date back to ancient Japan, the Aztecs, and Ancient Greece and Rome. The first time the draft that we are familiar with came into play a couple of years before Napoleon came into power in France. The draft was used in every American war starting with the Civil War, until it was abolished in 1973.
If your registered for the draft it'll show on your draft status paper. If your discharged it'll show on your DD-214. If you join AMVETS or the VFW they'll get it for you. AMVETS was started by WW2 Vets in 1944. VFW was started by Spanish-American War Vet of 1898, in 1899. AMERICAN LEGION was started by WW1 vets in 1919. VVA was started by Vietnam Vets in 1979.
A military draft is when the govornment has the right to call men age 18 and older to military action in a time of need. This is without enrollment in the forces, but is not optional. If we were to be in need of more military personel but not enough were enrolled these men would automatically be enlisted, trained, and sent to duty. Well, yes, but the question is under "Business", not "Military History." Draft…
No. The Indian Wars (Native American Wars) which ended in 1890 and the Spanish-American War (a declared war) in 1898 were fought by an all volunteer US military. The US military draft came back during WW1 (1917 for the US). Was reinstituted for WWII (1940) and THEN became continuous through the Viet War.