65 days, it is a long proccess signing you nameon a peice of paper.
John Adams was nicknamed the Atlas of American Independence.
Jonathan Dayton (October 16, 1760
The core idea comes from John Locke that men have natural rights given by God and that they form governments to protect these rights. When the government no longer serves to protect these rights that the people can change the government. He then lists the charges against the King relating to why the king is not protecting the rights given to man by God.
It is significant because, at its creation, it was an experiment. It still is. When the Framers created it they knew they were creating a document for posterity and tried really hard to make a government that would work. They had to see ahead, and if they hadn't, then the Constitution would have failed because we would have changed and would have discarded it. We've changed, but the Constitution hasn't changed because the Framers were progressive enough to see what was going to happen in the future. The Framers knew full well that democracy was a fragile web that had to be sustained, and they wrote the Constitution knowing that it was not them but their children that would have to sustain it. That they did is a miracle in and of itself.