History of the selective service act in world war 1?
Approximately 112,000 Americans died in WWI - half of which died from disease.
According to the Selective Service Act the order in which men were called to service would be determined by?
The Selective Service Act of 1940 required that all male citizens between the ages of 21 and 35 must register with their local draft boards. During World War II the age requirement was changed to males between the ages of 18 and 45. The Selective Service Act of 1940 is also known as the Burke-Wadsworth Act.
The Selective Service Act provided that men of a certain age and fitness level would be drafted or forced to participate in a military action. This Act was passed in 1917 just a few months after the start of World War I. It also provided that when a male reached the age of 18 he had to register for this type of draft.
The Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, also known as the Burke-Wadsworth Act, 54 Stat. 885 was passed by the Congress of the United States on September 17, 1940, becoming the first peacetime conscription in United States history when President Franklin D. Roosevelt assigned it into law two days later. This Selective Service Act required that men between the ages of 21 and 35 register with local draft boards. Later, when the U.S. entered…