Lets increase the tax of the colonies without them knowing hehehehe.
Let us represent our selves!
This document will create a national government composed of a Congress, which has the power to declare war, appoint military officers, sign treaties, make alliances, appoint foreign ambassadors, and manage relations with Indians. Lets call it... The Articles of Confederation.
We shall create a document to solve these conflicts!
What shall it say tho sir?
How will we enforce this? We are weak, can't enforce any taxes, nor can we regulate trade and still have to pay off debts.
Uhhhh... well about that...
Wow! If the congress were able to regulate trade, enforce laws and collect taxes they would have been much better off!