In the Declaration of Independence we see Jefferson tell us this....
Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed
Powers from the consent of the governed
Meaning that all government powers comes from the agreement of those who consent to be governered.
Have you ever wondered and asked your self " what about those who did not consent to be governed"?
Where they put to death? Forced to become citizens?
For example what happened to the people who wished to remain British subjects after the revolution was over?