It is interesting to note that the more moderate minds of the Enlightenment tended to be British, like John Locke and Adam Smith, whereas the more radical minds tended to be French, like René Descartes and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. I bring this up because the revolutionaries in America were of British decent and borrowed heavily from there philosophies and the French revolutionaries were more inspired by the French thinkers that predated their revolution. It is clear that the American Revolution and French Revolution both stressed the idea of liberty, but that the American Revolution was certainly more tame than the chaos of the French. So with that I propose a question to all of you, is this correlation or causation? Do you think that it was that the French were overall more radical and thus were going to have both more radical thinkers and a more radical Revolution, or did the radicalism of the philosophers cause the radicalism of the French Revolution? I look forward to the answer of this question in the comments below.