Please help me create a thesis for my practice US History AP essay on the early days of the United States government.
My prompt is analyze and assess the effectiveness of each of the following in dealing wih national problems from the 1780s to the 1790s: Articles of Confederation, the Washington Administration, John Adam's Administration
I know that the Articles were very ineffective as they created a weak gov't, but the Washington/Adam's Administrations were pretty effective but I need help creating a thesis. It is supposed to start with a buzzword (like as, during, as a result of, after, since, etc.) and has to have something leading into it such as : As (buzzword) the American Revolution came to a close...x,y,z happened resulting in...(Whatever it resulted in) <-- I dont have to do my thesis this way but this helps me on my body paragraphs. Thanks!
I would say that you are right about the Articles of Confederation, but I would also argue that Washington's administration was more effective than that of Adams.
The reason I say this is that there seemed to be more crises under Adams. The biggest of these was the crisis over the Alien and Sedition Acts. The fact that Adams presided over this attempt to completely abrogate the right of free speech is a major stain on his administration.
Therefore, I would say something like "As the American Revolution ended and the new country was being created, there were serious problems facing the country. The Articles of Confederation failed to give the national government enough power to deal with the problems. During George Washington's time, his personal authority helped to keep the problems from becoming serious. However, the problems came to the surface once again during John Adams's presidency.