Darwinism and American Society

Darwinism and American Society

1.   Briefly explain how each of the following contributed or detracted to the Social Darwinism or eugenics movement in America: (20-30 words each)

         Count Arthur de Gobineau 

         Houston Stewart Chamberlain:

         Charles Darwin

         Herbert Spencer

        William Graham Sumner

        Josiah Strong

        Andrew Carnegie

        Lester Frank Ward

 

2. How was Darwinism generally, and eugenics specifically, used to impact America’s immigration policies?

3.Explain the three ways in which ‘survival of the fittest’ was applied to society. Provide specific examples. (200-300 words)

4.What do Fundamentalist Christians believe?  Why are these beliefs opposed Darwinism?

 

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