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The draft law otherwise known as the conscription of soldiers to serve their country is one of the most controversial issues not only in the United States but in the entire worldBecause of the history behind its past debate has led up to present day about whether or not the Draft law should be used The draft law goes back at least as far as biblical times Its read in the Bible that the Lord had commanded Moses to gather all men over twenty years old that were able to go fight in the war in Israel Ancient Greece also had imposed a draft upon its citizens This idea was then passed onto Rome In Europe in the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries the draft law was also brought into use because large armies of professional soldiers were needed to fight the wars In France after the French Revolution all citizens were considered soldiers of the state Napoleon then the leader of France used the draft to create huge armies for conquest In colonial America during the American Revolution many states introduced the draft law and punished anyone who failed to comply with it The American Revolution was fought by volunteers and drafted men in the form of local armies called militias Then after the war congress passed a militia law for all free men aged from eighteen to forty-five to have military training Since the law provided no arms or officers and required only four days of training a year it had little or no effect The United States didnt have a draft law much after the American Revolution But years later in 1917 when the United States had entered World War I Congress passed the Selective Service Act According to this law men were selected in a lottery and men between the ages of eighteen and forty-five were drafted Then in 1947 this draft law was allowed to expire But between 1947 and
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