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Discuss the major technological, socioeconomic, and cultural features that defined the Industrial Revolution in England.

Topic: History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.— their forms and effect on the society.

1. Discuss the major technological, socioeconomic, and cultural features that defined the Industrial Revolution in England. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Easy

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1 and mentioned as part of Mission-2023 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the major features of first Industrial Revolution.

Directive word: 

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you must debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You must give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Start by defining Industrial Revolution of 18th century.

Body:

First, write about the major technological features of the Industrial Revolution – inventions and innovations, major changes introduced etc.

Next, write about the major socio-economic features of the Industrial Revolution – entrepreneurship, banking, changes to social structures etc.

Next, write about the major cultural changes witnessed because of the revolution.

Conclusion:

Conclude by summarising.