RE: The Two Sides of the Coin - The Act Settlement of 1701
I don't think it was a personality quirk that kept the US Founders from establishing a new monarchy. It was about education and ideas.
I probably should mention that my parents spent years researching the books that were owned and cited by the US founders. They were reading Cicero, Addison, Arnauld and a large number of writers who were developing the classical liberal theme.
The leading figures of the French Revolution were studying Voltaire, Rousseau. Napoleon studied Machiavelli.
The classical liberal education teaches people to think for themselves.
Modern education, by design, teaches people to conform to groups.
People on both the left and right are starting to favor strong men who can push through an agenda. Trump is the perfect example of a strong man. However, if you look closely, you will see that Pelosi and Biden are skilled at pushing partisan agendas.
So, we had one president who ruled by executive order followed by a second. It is very scary.