Military service becomes compulsory in US

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Historical Context Note

Congress requires all males between 20 and 45 register for military service. Draftees could be exempted from service by paying $300 or providing a substitute.
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Editors. "Military service becomes compulsory in US". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=10946, accessed 20 December 2014.]


Related Groups

  1. American Civil War