“I am afraid if we do have a revolution, it will be the french type.................... “
Agreed. As my Dad once said, “Revolutions rarely turn out well”. Ours was the exception.
Ours was not a revolution as much as it was an act of secession. IMO. Within the States (former colonies), the post-war structures of government were evolved from, and closely resembled both in form and in ideology the pre-war structures of government. Contrast this with the French Revolution, which completely destroyed the previous government and replaced it with a government utterly unlike it.