FDR at the Selective Service Draft Lottery, October 1940Watch the video from YouTube
In September 1940, the U.S. Congress passed and President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the resumption of compulsory military service. During the next six weeks, men were required to register, they received draft numbers and the government prepared to conduct a selective service lottery. On October 29, 1940, President Roosevelt, Cabinet officers, Members of Congress and a crowd of more than one thousand people assembled in the Interdepartmental Auditorium on Constitution Avenue in Washington. In these film clips, FDR first speaks to the men of the United States. Attorney General Robert H. Jackson is visible over the Presidents left shoulder. Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson, blindfolded, subsequently draws a capsule from a fishbowl. The capsule is opened and Stimson hands the first draft number to the President. FDR, standing next to his military aide Major General Edwin M. (Pa) Watson, then announces the number: 158. In response, a woman screams audibly—it is her sons draft number.fdr at the selective service draft lottery, october 1940
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- Author: nuclearvault
Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. (09/18/1947 - 02/28/1964)ARC Identifier 36073 / Local Identifier 111-OF-7 1942War Comes to AmericaThis motion picture film examines world events that pulled the U.S. into World War II. Reel 1 dramatizes the early...
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- Author: TENNSUMITSUMA
It's 02.20.2013I'm now 26 years oldI'm free of the male oppression that is 'selective service (draft)'
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- Author: USA Patriotism!
In the 1960s a young man of America had to face the fact that when he turned 18 ... he could be drafted. This film examines in dramatic form the Reserve Forces Act in which the young men of America could fulfill their military obligations and do the best for their careers at the same time....
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- Author: PublicResourceOrg
LONGINES CHRONOSCOPE WITH AVERELL W. HARRIMAN - National Archives and Records Administration - ARC Identifier 96005 / Local Identifier LW-LW-457 - Brought to you by Longines, World's Most Honored Watch. Copied by IASL Master Scanner Thomas Gideon.
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- Author: misesmedia
Presented by Thomas E. Woods, Jr. at "The Failure of the Keynesian State," the Mises Circle in Houston, sponsored by Jeremy S. Davis. Recorded Saturday, 23 January 2010. Includes introductory remarks by Mises Institute president Douglas E. French.
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Jan. 25, 2011Riverside County Board of Supervisors.AnonOrange====An ex-resident of Gold Base in San Jacinto stated the following:"When I was in the Sea Org and turned 18 I was not allowed to register to vote or sign up for selective service." So, with this, I went to the Army/Navy recruiting...
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- Author: Westlake MediaArts
A student documentary made for the C-span StudentCam 2012 Student Documentary Contest. Students were asked to make a documentary on the theme "The Constitution and You" So Dennis Cullen and Josh Yamuder made a documentary on Military Drafts and their place in the United StatesThey Were...
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- Author: simplydonot
To find the contact information for senators in your state, visit http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfmTo contact your state representatives, visit https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtmlWork to repeal the Selective Service Act!Take a stand against...
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- Author: SelectiveServ
A brief introduction to the importance of becoming a board member for the Selective Service System.
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- Author: AFP news agency
Many Thai men dread turning 21 because it might mean they have to do military service. The army fills its quotas using an unusual lottery system.Duration: 02:15
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- Author: PublicResourceOrg
FDR's December 1940 Caribbean Cruise - FDR Presidential Library 1940 - Video 112 - Silent footage of Franklin D. Roosevelt's inspection cruise through the West Indies on board the USS Tuscaloosa , December 3-14, 1940. From President Roosevelt's collection. Archival footage from the FDR...
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- Author: SquabblingTurtles
War Comes to America is the seventh and final film of Frank Capra's Why We Fight World War II propaganda film series.The film examines how American public opinion gradually changed from one of isolationism to one of support for the Allied cause, and demonstrates this using a series of Gallup...
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- Author: Ella's Archives
Steam trains operating on the NYNH&H, NYC, C&O, PRR, NKP, Erie, L&N, GN, UP, T&P and ATSF railroads during the 1940's & 50's. Filmed by Carl Dudley for Blackhawk Films.
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- Author: ramzpaul
The Selective Service does not allow women to join! RAMZPAUL exposes the sexism that prevents young women from being exposed to the Draft.
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- Author: US National Archives
Frank Capra and Dimitri Tiomkin had a part in this series of films from the Army's Office of the Chief Signal Officer. This is Part Seven of the orientation series "Why We Fight" called "War Comes to America" and tells the tale of a reluctant America drawn into battlegrounds of World War II....
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- Author: TheRealNews
Peter Kuznick, co-author with Oliver Stone of Untold History of the United States, discusses Roosevelt's attitude towards Hitler and the Soviet Union
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- Author: nuclearvault
National Archives and Records Administration - ARC 39082, LI 208-UN-174 - B-29'S FLY FROM JAPAN TO CHICAGO IN 25 HRS. [ETC.] - DVD Copied by Thomas Gideon. Series: Motion Picture Films from "United News" Newsreels, compiled 1942 - 1945. Part 1, Gens. O'Donnell and LeMay land at the Chicago...
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- Author: Mitch Larson
Catalyst Lifestyle's Escape Capsule
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- Author: Mass Tea Party
Selective Service & Women!Selective Service & The Draft - Is The Draft Coming Back? - The Obama Admin - Liz Trotta Commentary
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- Author: restoreyourford
The Willow Run manufacturing plant (owned/operated by Ford Motor Company until 1946) began life in 1939 as a farm providing vocational training for young men under the name Camp Willow Run. Sensing the need for war production plans were already in motion to build an aircraft production plant....
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- Author: russ863
Forget the President's birth certificate, check another document that was clearly forged to create a paper trail for this man.
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- Author: AudibleSuperfan
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- Author: 7unseenhope
He is fast to bad mouth the Constitution and America, but defending the actions of America in a time of War...not so fast.Hiroshima & Nagasaki:"Since 1941, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, the forces of the United States and her allies had been at war with Japan. The combined land, sea...
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- Author: PeriscopeFilm
The Presidential Address to Congress on December 8, 1941. Known as the Infamy Speech, it was delivered at 12:30 p.m. that day to a Joint Session of Congress by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt, one day after the Empire of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hawaii. Roosevelt...
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- Author: OTRNut
Recorded: 25-12-1944 Cast: Bob Hope, Virginia O'Brien, Xavier Cugat, Jerry Colonna, Jimmy Durante, Dinah Shore, Spike Jones & His City Slickers, Ginny Simms, Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Kay Kyser, Frances Langford, Verna Felton, Sully Mason, Judy Garland, Johnny Mercer, Dorothy Lamour, W.C. Fields,...