Brief Notes on Eugenics
What is eugenics?
Eugenics was an effort to breed better human beings by encouraging reproduction for people with good genes and discouraging reproduction for people with bad genes.
What were eugenicists attempting to do?
Eugenicists advocated for legislation that separated racial and ethnic groups, restricted immigrants from southern and eastern Europe, and sterilized people thought to be "genetically unfit."
How did the social and economic problems after the Civil War, Social Darwinism, and Progressivism contribute to the rise of eugenics in America?
The growth of Americ…
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