Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Tommy Thompson
Dr. Richard Overfield
In any discussion of military-state relationships relative to the formation of the first American army and government, one must consider the fact that Americans feared the military due to their pre-revolutionary experience. As colonists they forumlated their own ideas on what the American military should be. The militia concept appeared to fill their needs. Forced into a war for which they were totally unprepared, they gradually formed a government and the military force that would produce a victory. However, the road to that victory was paved with frustrations, both military and governmental.
Shuflata, George J., "The American military and the Congress, 1775-1789: Civil-military relationships" (1976). Student Work. 466.
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