2.03 First Government APUSH - 02.03 Assessment Template...

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02.03 Assessment Template: Thesis: Answers the question Arguable Alludes to the evidence The Articles of Confederation created a well organized system for dealing with newly acquired territories and providing a financial means to increase needed revenue. However, it established a loose confederation of states that lacked a sense of national unity, it created internal gridlock that failed to establish a system of checks and balances, and it created a government that did not have the powers to conduct basic governmental business. Therefore, the Articles of Confederation was not effective in solving many of the problems faced by the newly formed United States. Supporting Point 1: The Articles of Confederation established a loose confederation of states that lacked a sense of national unity. Specific Evidence: A “firm league of friendship” was established among the states. Under the Articles, the thirteen states retained their individual “sovereignty, freedom, and independence.” The

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