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First World War Draft Begins On July 20, 1917, a blindfolded Secretary of War, Newton D. Baker, drew a random number from a fish bowl. This number determined the first American draftees for the First World War.
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Added: 24th February 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-02-24 
I don't believe there were any incidents of draft-card burning in those days.
Posted by: donmac101 on 2008-02-24 
These were times when we trusted political decisions?
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