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Selective Service Registration broadside, 1917
- Selective Service Registration broadside
- 0.04 linear feet, (1 item)
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- The Selective Service Act of 1917 was enacted on 18 May 1917, shortly after America's entry into World War I. The Act authorized the United States government to establish a national army through conscription. The Selective Service Registration broadside is a government notice alerting men of their registration requirements.
University of Puget Sound, Archives & Special Collections
Collins Memorial Library
1500 N. Warner St.
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Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The Selective Service Registration broadside is a government notice stating that, according to the Selective Service Law passed by Congress on 18 May 1917, all men between the ages of twenty-one and thirty-one must register on 5 June 1917 at their local voting precincts.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
The Selective Service Act of 1917 was enacted on 18 May 1917, shortly after America's entry into World War I. The Act authorized the United States government to establish a national army through conscription. The Selective Service Act was challenged in court, but deemed constitutional by the United States Supreme Court in 1918. The Act was voided on 11 November 1918, when World War I ended.
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Selective Service Registration broadside, 1917. Mss.049. University of Puget Sound Archives & Special Collections. Tacoma, Washington.
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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- World War, 1914-1918--Sources
- United States