In the letter Milner asks Bankhead to support a bill that would require six months of military training for all American men at the age of nineteen; this would create an experienced reserve of soldiers who could be called to duty during a defensive...
In the letter Lloyd asks Bankhead to support the selective service legislation sponsored by President Wilson. The Selective Service Act, which required men from ages twenty-one to thirty to register for military service, was passed in May 1917. At...
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