Was The Articles Of Confederation An Efficent

Form Of Government? Essay, Research Paper

The articles of confederation were a somewhat effective form of

governmnt for the newly founded united states. It was ineffective in many

ways but it did however provide for successfull distrubution of newly

accouired lands that are still in use today..

One of the main reasons the Articles of Confederation were ineffective

was because for congress to pass any bill it had to have a unamoius vote.

This was nearly impossible due to bickering amoung the states.

The Articles of Confederation also did not effectivly provide

representation of each of the states. Each state was alotted on erepresentatie

for congress. This method did not acccuratly represent the United States

population, larger states were being under represented.

The Articles of confederation did not also provide for a national army.

This caused amny problems.. The newly founded United States could not

remove British troups from American soil. The British refused to leave the

posts in america dispite many requests and letters such a John Jay?s(Doc

D). Each state did however have it?s own militia, but these militia?s wre

empathatic to the american causes.The articles of confederation did not also provide for a national money

sysytem. Each colony had it?s own money. Trading between colonies was

very difficult because of this. Trading with foriegn countries was even more

difficult, foriegn merchants had trouble accepting the colonies money and in

deciding wich colony to trade with.

Another major flaw in the Articles of Confederation was that they did

not allow the national government to tax. For the government to recieve

and funds it had to ask the state governments to donante money to the

national level. The state governments however, did not always give the

amount requested by the national government. This left the congress unable

to repay the soilders who fought during the revolutiom (Doc. C)

The articles of confederation did however effectivly set up a system

for alotting new lands to the government. This system is still in effect to this


In conclusion the Articles of Confederation were a mostly faulty form

of government but they did however have some good points. They were

adopted by a fearful country and did not effectivly govern.


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