Thursday, June 16, 2016

Fact of the Day: American Draft

The first war the United States ever issued a draft on was during the American Civil War. Before that all major wars often were fought by men who were drafted by their state government or a local militia not the federal government and military. 

10 comments:

  1. And they just lovvvvved the draft in places like New York City.
    I pray we never have to bring that monster back.

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  2. Australia once had that, National Service it was called but it's no more for years now.

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  3. Ooh. Civil wars now mean a lot more to me.

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  4. Hopefully it never ever comes back

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  5. Yeah, hopefully it's not needed again!

    -Kati

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  6. We also hope it never comes back, even if it wouldn't apply to us because we're technically too old. Which is funny, considering I'm in way better shape than my 18-26 year old self ever was.

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  7. There were riots in New York when Lincoln ordered men conscripted.

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  8. Hope the draft never has to be used again

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