Following the 8-year war of independence that led to the United States been formed. The film follows the birth of the first, risky, democracy that was formed for the people. The democracy was set up with a court, a congress and the idea of power been shared out. In a world ran by emperors and Kings this was a precarious balancing act. The era of the founding fathers came to a end in 1824, then over the next 25 years, 6 different presidents saw the country move on from it's older traditions and expand with more land and ideas.