How Revolutionary was the American Revolution DBQ The American Revolution had been revolutionary. More political changes were made rather than social and economic changes. For example after the American Revolution women gained the same rights as men including the right to vote. The American Revolution was not a great social revolution. A true social revolution destroys the institutional foundations of the old order and transfers power from ruling elite to new social groups. The American Revolution did create the United States. A monarchial society had been transformed. The revolution gave new political process. It gave new political significance to the middling elements in society.