U.S. President Franklin D Roosevelt talks about the adoption of Selective Service during a speech in United States.
Washington DC USA Date:1940, September 16 Duration:3 min 10 sec Sound:Yes
Statement on Peace Time Universal Selective Service by American President Franklin D Roosevelt from White House in Washington DC, USA. President states that America has adopted Selective Service in times of peace and has broadened the basic concept of citizenship. America has clear democratic ideals of equal rights, equal privileges and equal opportunities. America has reasserted an old and accepted principle of democratic government. At the time of the adoption of the Federal Constitution, nine of the thirteen states explicitly provided for universal service in their basic laws. Behind the armed forces America must have a munitions industry as a part of an economic system capable of providing the fighting man with his full requirements of arms and equipment.
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