selective service

selective service

THE DRAFT | The Selective Service Act | PBS

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Premieres Monday, April 27 at 9/8c. Learn more: http://to.pbs.org/1HogvMq President Wilson re-branded the draft with the Selective Service Act, outlawing substitution and establishing medical and educational deferments and local draft boards. But while 3 million draftees were willing to fight the “war to end all wars,” the conflict only set the stage for an even greater struggle. THE DRAFT airs as part of a special programming block commemorating the Vietnam War.