Examples Of Social Darwinism In The Gilded Age

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A 19th century philosopher, Herbert Spencer, promoted the idea of social Darwinism. Social Darwinism is the theory of natural selection to social, political, and economic issues. The social Darwinism follows the mantra of “the strong survive.” this theory was used to promote the idea that the white europeans race was superior to others. Many people who are social darwinist embraced laissez-faire capitalism and racism. They believed that the government shouldn't interfere in the “survival of the fittest” by helping the poor and promoting the idea of races are biologically superior to others. The ideas of social darwinism pervaded many aspects of american society in the Gilded Age, including policies that affected immigration, public health,

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