The meeting took place in Philadelphia, it lasted seven weeks. The delegates sent a document to King George 3rd demanding that the rights of the colonist be restored. In the metting the panned to extend boycotting British goods.
The social contract theroy also known has SCT implies that the people give up sovereignty to a government or authority in order recieve or maintain order through the rule of law. Some famous philosophers of contractarianism were Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau. To Thomas Hobbes, human life would be nasty, brutish, and short without polical authority.