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1)The American War of Independence deprived Great Britain of one empire, but it strengthened the foundations of another. Examine.(250 words)

TOPIC: History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial
revolution, world wars.

1)The American War of Independence deprived Great Britain of one empire, but it strengthened the foundations of another. Examine.(250 words) 

 

Key demand of the question

The question expects us to examine whether the loss of British Control in America led to changes in its approach which enabled it to strengthen its hold over another empire (India). Thus we need to point out the steps British took in India post american declaration of independence that enabled it to strengthen its hold over India.

Directive word

Examine – When you are asked to examine, you have to probe deeper into the topic,  get into details, and find out the causes or implications if any.

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Mention that post american declaration of independence we lived in the era of pax Britannica which meant that Britain took learnings.

Body – Here we have to examine the steps taken by the British to consolidate its hold over India and the learning that British took from American revolution which enabled it to take these steps. Eg Pitts India act 1784, posting experience people in India like Cornwallis, lord Wellesley’s policy of territorial expansion etc

Conclusion – Mention your view on the assertion made in statement based on arguments made.