President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940. U.S. soldiers march and drill in a camp.
United States USA Date:1940 Duration:27 sec Sound:Yes
America prepares for World War II. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 (codified as 54 Stat. 885). He signs and dates September 16, 1940. A blindfolded man reaches into a large glass container and draws out the number of the first young man to be drafted under the new law. He gives the selected number to President Roosevelt. American soldiers march past a line of tents at an Army Camp. They drill on the parade field.
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