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The Pennsylvania Rifle: the Evolution of its Tactical Employment in the American Revolution

Description: There are two opinions as to the effectiveness of the Pennsylvania Rifle during the Revolutionary War. On one hand it is alleged that the rifle was, at best, not particularly useful, and that its disadvantages outweighed its advantages. In contradiction to this we find that the British military appealed to London for rifles, and that the British government specified that there be a definite number of riflemen among the mercenaries they hired. Furthermore, according to Fortescue, the British military were forced to change their tactics, at least in part, because of the rifle. It is the purpose of this thesis to resolve this conflict by determining which of the two positions, if either ,is correct, or to determine the extent to which they may both be correct.
Date: August 1964
Creator: Johanns, Walter Alfred

United States Diplomatic Relations with Mexico, 1909-1913

Description: The purpose of this paper is to emphasize the ramifications of Taft's policy extending "all proper support to every legitimate and beneficial enterprise." One must note particularly the Mexican attitude toward Americans and the United States government because the uprising which began with the overthrow of Diaz was a repudiation of foreigners and foreign domination, especially American.
Date: May 1964
Creator: Nichols, Charlie D.

The United States and the British Reciprocity System, 1815-1825

Description: This thesis analyzes early Anglo-American commercial relations and reforms, post-war American maritime policy and its effect on Europe, including Britain, British domestic forces which promoted reform, the specific measures passed by Congress and Parliament, and finally, the Anglo-American colonial trade struggle, with emphasis upon the United States long quest to gain admission to the British West Indies.
Date: August 1964
Creator: Ellis, Robert Lee