Power in Colonial America leading up to the American Revolution through the establishment of the U.S. Constitution.

Describe and assess the transition of power and authority in Colonial America from the moments leading up to the American Revolution through the establishment of the U.S. Constitution. Make sure to discuss the three major articulations of authority in the colonies and eventually the new nation (Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, and the U.S. Constitution). What were the major points and characteristics of these visions; what challenges did these ideas face?