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During the US Civil War, rich men could pay others to take their place. During the Vietnam War, rich men entered wealthy colleges to obtain "draft deferrments."

Also, wealthy men could pay $300 to avoid being drafted. This upset many poor people, and the Civil War was also now know as the "Poor Man's War". It earned this title because so many poor men, and poor slaves were fighting for money, and were forced to fight.

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