Congress Passes Draft Army Bill

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Dublin Core

Title

Congress Passes Draft Army Bill

Subject

Timeline

Description

Shortly after the United States entered the war in April 1917, the United States Congress passed the draft. The goal was to raise an army of two million American soldiers through selective conscription to fight the war abroad. Details such as age limits were still to be worked out, but registration was to begin immediately.

Source

The Michigan Daily, April 29, 1917. Bentley Historical Library

Date

1917-04-29

Citation

“Congress Passes Draft Army Bill,” The University of Michigan and the Great War, accessed June 23, 2024, https://michiganintheworld.history.lsa.umich.edu/greatwar/items/show/35.