Question: Define the term ‘Industrial Revolution’. Discuss critically socioeconomic impacts of Industrial Revolution in Europe. (8 marks/120 words)
Industrial Revolution, in modern history, means the process of change from an agrarian and handicraft economy to one dominated by industry and machine manufacturing. The Industrial Revolution, which took place from the 18th to 19th centuries, was a period during which predominantly agrarian, rural societies in Europe and America became industrial and urban.
Social and economic changes that took place during the industrial revolution in Europe.
A lot of socio-economic change took place during the Industrial Revolution. It changed the character and culture of people in the whole world.
The Industrial Revolution was a revolutionary experience. It also increased material wealth, extended life, and was a powerful force for social change. And therefore, there was more to the Industrial Revolution than a bunch of machines, it was not only a technological revolution but a social-economic revolution that changed the way people lived afterwards.
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