Exploring HeinOnline: Selective Service Act: Its Legislative History, Amendments, Appropriations, Cognates and Prior Instruments of Security
Coming Soon to the U.S. Federal Legislative History Library
This 5-volume set explores the legislative history of the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, also known as the Burke-Wadsworth Act. It explores the historical background of the Act; the law as it was passed and became effective on September 16, 1940; and the amendments made to the Act during the 6 1/2 years following it's enactment. This Act was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1940 and was the first peace-time draft in United States history. The Act required that men between the ages of 21-35 register with local draft boards. After the United States entered World War II, a new selective service act made men between the ages of 18-45 liable for military service and required that all men between 18-68 register.
This 5-volume legislative history set will be available in HeinOnline's U.S. Federal Legislative History Library with the December content release.