TOLFA Segment 12, Question 4

The sordid history of how government schools came into being tells us a lot about politics and religion. Which of the various religious factions was the most to blame, and why? The Calvinist Puritans, for starting the whole idea and setting the precedent that government should play a part in schooling
The Unitarian Pantheists, for taking the idea and running with it hard and systematically, to re-make society in their own image
The rest of the Protestants in the 1840s, for trusting in the force of the State to protect them from a rival religion, instead of in their own beliefs about the rightness of their cause
The Roman Catholics, for earning a reputation in Europe for "poaching" from other denominations, so spreading fear among the Protestants here

Don't hurry away; even when you've got the right answer, try clicking on the others to see why they are wrong! Then when you have correctly answered this make notes in your student notebook, go to Question 5.

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