The Eugenics Of The United States

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Eugenics in America There are many things that have happened behind closed doors in our great nation. In fact, even today with all the technology and possibilities to learn, the people of this nation still fall ignorant. We don’t know the evils that occur in our nation, not to mention the ideas and blueprints that caused them to come to action. There are many great sins that have been committed, and currently in the process of committing, of these I believe Eugenics to be one of the most abominable. How did eugenics start, where does it come from and who authored and supported it? I hope to delve into this during this essay. Eugenics is defined by the dictionary as “the science of improving a human population by controlled breeding to increase the occurrence of desirable heritable characteristics.” The idea of improving the human population has been around for eternity, but doing so by sterilization and abortion is a whole new level. Eugenics could arguably be traced back to Charles Darwin, who created the theory of “natural selection” and “survival of the fittest”. These theories state that nature will evolve to what is best suited for it’s survival and will adapt to its surroundings as seen necessary for survival. Although Darwin typically applied his beliefs to natural selection of the animal kingdom and nature itself, there are many quotes in his literature about human natural selection. “I could show fight on natural selection having done and doing more for the
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