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Cody Jordan Curtis Justis Kristen Uhrin.  The lottery was used to establish a draft order that was based off of a man’s birthday.  The draft was used.

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3  The lottery was used to establish a draft order that was based off of a man’s birthday.  The draft was used to enlist eligible men (ages 19-26) to fill vacancies in the armed forces that could not get volunteers.  If men were enrolled in college, they were able to avoid the draft and the war.

4  The men with the lower draft numbers were more likely to get drafted, in turn were also more likely to attend college.  This increased college enrollment, but later declined during the war.

5  Men who were homosexual.  A way to avoid the draft was called “faking faggotry,” pretending to be gay.  African Americans were included in the draft, and made up 12.6% of soldiers.  Women were not allowed on the battlefield but served as nurses.

6  Who: College Students, Veterans, African Americans, Homosexuals, and other Minorities.  What: Burned draft cards, protests rallies, marches, remaining in college, fleeing to Canada.  Where: On college campuses, recruiting stations, capital cities.  Why: To speak out against the war.  How: Picket signs, marches, meetings, boycotts.

7  March 9 th, 1965 the first platoon of American soldiers arrive in Vietnam  As the war continued, generals asked for more troops using the draft on December 1 st,  Nixon kept men overseas so that he would have a better chance of getting reelected.

8  As unpopularity rose with the war (protests, controversies, etc.) Nixon had to make progress to withdrawal troops.  Jan 27 th, 1973 draft ended.  Aug 9 th, 1974 Richard Nixon resigns due to controversy.  April 29 th, 1975 last Americans are out of Vietnam marking the end of the war.

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