Draftees performed remarkably well during those wartime periods, perhaps because they were serving in conflicts widely supported by the American people. But it could be done. More This paper has been submitted by user Iris R. who studied at Emory University, USA, with average GPA 3.36 out of 4.0. News about Draft and Recruitment (Military), including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times. This research paper on Military Draft: Arguments for and Against was written and submitted by your fellow student. Restarting the military draft after more than four decades of an ­all-volunteer force would be complicated. The draft ended in 1973, and the U.S. converted to an all-volunteer military.

However, that was not the first time Americans had protested a draft; that distinction belongs to the Civil War, with the most famous riots occurring in New York City in 1863. The draft was abandoned in 1973 in large part due to protests and a general belief that the draft was unfair: that it targeted less affluent members of society because, for example, of college deferments. Draft Lottery System The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) developed a unique random calendar and number selection program for Selective Service. The military’s experience with large draft armies in 1917, 1941 and 1953 further demonstrates that this perspective is simply wrong.