How did the Industrial Revolution produce changes in religion and education?

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The Industrial Revolution had profound effects in education and religion. 

For one thing, by the time of Industrial Revolution, people took education for all people more seriously in England. For example, in 1833 the government passed a Factory Act, which made two hours of education compulsory for all children working in factories. In 1844, a Union was set up to give schooling to poor children. Finally, in 1880, the Education Act made school attendance mandatory until 10 years of age. In light of this, we can say that the Industrial Revolution helped education. 

When it comes to religion, the effects were even more profound. The Industrial revolution created huge cities as people left their hometowns to work. This weakened traditional religion and communities, which had profound effects on personal identities, the legacy of which is very much alive today. For example, the rise of materialism and consumerism are outcomes of the Industrial Revolution, which have weakened a traditional understanding of religion. 

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