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Stories of Service | Clip | The Draft | WWI: Wilson & the Selective Service Act

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.

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