According to the Declaration of Independence, where does a government’s power come from?

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  • Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. This was an idea that derived from Enlightenment thinkers such as John Locke. ... The writers of the Declaration of Independence borrowed their ideas from Locke and others like him
  • Your best answer would be B the consent of the governed, this is because the ones governed give the people power because they were elected by the people