Why did the French revolution turn against itself when the American revolution didn’t?

Instruction: You need to do a research and commentary exercise on a question of great significance. You’re free to argue either way you like, though I ask you to offer an informed position based on historical evidence rather than make an opinion statement. Your answer should be at least 1000 words.

Question: Why did the French revolution turn against itself when the American revolution didn’t? In what ways was the French revolution more radical than its American predecessor? How radical did the French revolution become? Could it be argued that the American revolution did turn against its roots? Were there limits to the social and political change in the American revolution?

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