Should the Draft Be Reinstated? (Consequences of the United States Military Draft) The United States issued a military draft in 1940 in order to fill the spots of the armed forces that were not being filled voluntarily. It was a safety net in order for America to know that we would have back up if anything were to happen in the world.
In 1777- 1778 The Revolutionary War was at it’s peak. George Washington decided to camp at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania with the British and General Howe near by in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. But troubles were yet to come because Winter has just begun. If I were at Valley Forge would I have quit or Re- Enlisted.
I did not re-enlist because of brutal conditions, sickness, and very little food. I could not re-enlist because those three factors were essential to surviving a harsh winter during a very hard war. “ The devil is in it,” ( Waldo 151). Valley Forge was a brutal, sick, and starving winter camp. Some soldiers told me at camp that George Washington did not care for his soldiers.
Valley Forge: Would I Stay or Would I Quit In the Revolutionary War, Washington and his army are going to stay at a place called Valley Forge. In December of seventeen-seventeenth in Pennsylvania it is a terrible for Washington 's army, they need to win the war. Should I quit or should I stay.
Ever since America established itself as an independent country, there has consistently been a need for soldiers to fight in the many wars that the country has found itself involved in. This need has made conscription a very common aspect during wartime in America. The draft was first introduced to the USA during the Civil War, in which both the Confederate and Union Armies forced men to fight in the military. Later on in history, the draft became a seriously debated topic during both World War One and the Vietnam War. Many people felt the draft was an infringement on people’s civil liberties and should be discontinued while some people felt conscription was necessary for the future survival of America.
The documentary 30 Days: Gun Nation places a gun control activist from Massachusetts in Leesburg, Ohio to live with a gun enthusiast and his son. The gun control activist, Pia, came in with stereotypical preconceptions about the two. The primary focus of the documentary was Pia’s transition in feelings toward firearms. At times, this transition felt drastic to the point it seemed scripted. During her time, in Leesburg she was exposed to guns on a daily basis, took gun safety classes, and worked in a sporting goods store selling firearms.
With the controversial topic of weapons brought into public light, different aspects on the subject may become universal. Although weapons are generally seen as dangerous and unnecessary to most, others view weapons as a means of lawful defense against everyday dangers. In 2007, there were 32 people killed in the Virginia Tech college shooting. This, although caused by unregulated gun licences, could have been helped by the presence of another weapon as a means of defense and may have lessened the number of casualties during this incident; however, one could also argue that the presence of a gun on campus may make the event of a college shooting more conceivable. Being able to access guns and utilizing them when there is a threat present can cause confusion for the authorities.
After WWII, society took a drastic change for the better in America. America had just gone through the Great Depression, which was the deepest decline in America’s whole history and everyone was affected. Numerous people lost their jobs and were no longer able to afford basic necessities like a house, food, and water. Many could no longer support their families and had nothing. This was all in result of the market crashing, sending the economy into a downward spiral.
Younger people shouldn’t be forced to serve in the military because it violates their liberties, enough people already volunteer, and mandatory draft should be preserved for time of war. Forcing people to enlist in a military draft is a violation of personal liberties that are supposedly guaranteed in America. There are many young people who think of joining the military as their dream already, so there is no need to make more enlist. Lastly, a draft should be preserved for during time of war.
I feel that the military draft should be mandatory for individuals to perform at least a year for public service because I think it will benefit the communities by helping and to volunteer to make the communities a better place to be. The consequences that the military draft to be mandatory for individuals to do public service is that in the future, the citizens of the communities would eventually make protests and claim that they should not be obligated of what they should do. I think that both men and women should be mandated to military service so that it would be equally fair for both genders. I think the program would not fit within the American notions of liberty for the reason that it has to do with someone 's way of life, behavior, and
Did you know that 80% of people who commit mass shootings are using legally obtained guns? Gun control is a very controversial topic in America. The second amendment states that “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Is this saying that each citizen has the right to own arms or that just the militia, or people in the army, have the right to bear arms? This highly debated topic goes two ways.