For thousands of year the richest and most powerful men have ruled the planet. Because of their wealth and power they became the rulers of kingdoms.
In order to further enslave the people churches were established that taught the people it was God's will that they obey their earthly rulers.
With the age of enlightenment, men began to question the lawful authority of the rich and powerful individuals to rule and reign.
After ruling themselves for nearly 200 years the colonists in American began to experience the abuse of power by a tyrannical King and British Parliament.
Having studied the history of earlier governments, the founding fathers decided it was necessary for them to declare their indpendence and create a new government that would secure their God given rights.
For the next 13 years the colonies were government by the Articles of Confederation. While this form of government provided for maximum liberty, it was unable to provide the security necessary to sustain the new nation.