The Selective Service Act was created during World War I to temporarily increase the size of the United States army. Creation of this conscription established a precedent and American men were drafted into wars for the next several decades. In recent years, some Americans have argued that the draft should be reinstated. After reading your text, viewing the provided materials, and the two articles specifically concerning the draft, answer the following questions: Do you favor or oppose instituting a draft? Does a draft offer any benefits to the country? If a draft was created, what would this new draft look like? Who would be included/ not included? After reading and considering the two articles on the draft, answer these questions in the Discussion Board. Explain your answer fully and cite outside sources as necessary.
To receive full credit for this assignment your post must:
- Address the questions asked in the paragraph above in at least a 300-word post and cite all outside sources appropriately
- In your initial post, include at least one interesting question the readings raised for you