From this, it is understood that the social class did not change immediately after the end of the American Revolution. Slavery continued to exist in the societies. White people continued to rule America. Unlike French revolution, there was no real change in the social hierarchy. Rich people continued to be rich and hence there has been an ideology that American Revolution was not radical. However, it had planted the important seeds of independence that was in itself radical. The reasons for considering the American Revolution as radical have been elucidated in detail. American Revolution had sown the seeds for independence and slowly restored the value of freedom and the rhetoric of liberty in the society. As a first step, it promoted the ideas of Republicanism. This was elucidated by the founding fathers of the nation. The American Revolution in many ways promoted the ideals of republicanism of the monarchies. This republicanism is an ideology where the people are stated to belong to a particular republic rather than monarchy or oligarchy. No monarchy will willingly agree to be overthrown for a republicanism precedent.
This was one of the rhetoric that the American Revolution caused in the societies. (Wood, 96). In this process of questioning the monarchy, the intellectuals and the people promoting the republicanism concept in American Revolution did not want to behead the Kings rather wanted a more conciliatory approach in dealing with the situation. They were not enemies, nor did they consider being enemies of the monarchy. Rather, they wanted to be an independent republic. It has been stated that this notion in itself is radical as it brings a social shift and in the ways the societies start to function (Wood, 97)In reality, there was a high level of republicanism attitude that was found to pervade in the English speaking society. This was found to be prevalent all around Europe and esp. in the English speaking country. Therefore, for America to bring in these notions of republicanism over monarchy was a simple matter of bringing it to the surface that had already existed in the societies (Wood 109).Once independence was sought from the British monarchy, a number of interesting events were found to have occurred across the nations.