Prior to the Latin American countries gaining independence, the Creole elites expressed great displeasure with the crown and readily equated themselves with the American colonists before gaining independence from Britain. With this ideology, many Creole’s became enfranchised with Anglo-European culture and enlightenment, convinced that this culture would solve their perceived problems. The Latin American Creole’s believed in both Charles Darwin and Spencer, to show that the fittest survive through evolution and that those concepts apply to the society they lived in. Spencer reinforced the belief that science, industry and progress were interlinked, and with the evolution of society their nations would bloom. Therefore, if an individual was failing in life, blame
Darwinism, the idea that there is one superior race that takes the prize over all others. Generations have believed this, over countless years, multiple races were in conflict trying to prove that they were the one that was chosen to be the best. Arriving in the new world, Columbus and the other settlers helped to prove this by showing that they were more fit to rule the new territory. Superiorly, some people may believe that because the Native Americans were not immune to the diseases that came from the Old World, then it was proven that they were the superior breed of homo sapiens. Natives to the New World were also not as technologically advanced, which again to those people, made them believe just that much more that they were the senior
In period 4, the national culture of the United States changed, and started to develop a modern democracy through new democratic ideals and changing their society to fit those ideals. There were many democratic ideals such as voting, the pursuit of happiness and justice and the colonies helped shape their society in many ways. One of the first democratic Ideal was voting. In the early 1800s, many politicians and government leader supported slavery, and they made voting rights to only men why were legally free. Socioeconomics, or the study of people in a certain region, place, or environment analyzing how they progress and change in their economy, and land ownership were large factors in deciding who could vote, so the poor working class
The slavery was the most important issue in the 19th century in American where societies were divided from the Northern and southern. In the Southern States, mush of peoples depends on slave handwork in their economic development, but slave were legal free in the Northern States. Slave owner benefits from the labor of the slave in the same way that peoples who believe it is right to tax the rich at higher rate benefit form the labor and property of others that is not their own. Slavery is viewed as evil in this country, because many whites were mean to blacks for their skin color and treated like animals. Abolitionists think all men are created equal and blacks should be treated as fairly as they would white people.
People with no money are more depressed and are more likely to turn to drugs. But also the ones who suffer most are more likely to succeed than a rich person.“that the children who suffer most from bad environments also profit the most from good ones” and in “Money Changes The Way We Think And Behave” also explains how money is valued by people and it is taking away from the important things.“We tend to seek money and power in our pursuit of success(and who doesn’t want to be successful after all?) but it may be getting in the way of things that really matter: Happiness and Love." Nurture often determines one’s success but not in a way that an individual would think. People always think that the more money someone has, the more successful they will be in life, but it is the less money someone has that makes them more successful.
Thinkers Beliefs How their ideas were radical at that time How their ideas are related to classical liberalism Hobbes His belief was that the reason why humans have so many problems is because of their greed to protect only themselves. And monarchy was always more interested in helping those who benefitted them in return. He believed that a fair executor who would use his authority to stop humans from harming others is needed. His ideas were viewed radical at that time because state had less power and monarchy had all of it, it was times of war where weak people would get killed if they did not listen to wealthier class. His ideas in my opinion are like the base of foundation of classical liberalism as him and his peers were the some of the first people to research the “state of nature”” of people which made many of his successors want to do more for the cause.
This was crucial in order to lower the poverty rates. Children who receive an education are more likely to increase the standard of living in the future. Furthermore, Johnson created Medicare and Medicaid, which provided medical coverage to the elderly and those who were not working. Americans now take these programs for granted. However, these plans, along with the Vietnam War depleted the United States’
“Social Darwinism is an extension of biological evolution to human social systems.” Essentially, it is the survival of the fittest in social circumstances among the human race. Social Darwinism was used to justify racism and social inequality (Social Darwinism). It supported the idea that if someone was born poor, they would die poor and depressed, and if someone was born wealthy, they would live a first-class and die wealthy and in good spirits. Social Darwinism is shown in Frank Norris’ McTeague through the triumphs of Old Grannis and Miss Baker, and the downfalls of Trina and McTeague. Old Grannis and Miss Baker lived on the same floor, with rooms right next to each other for several years, yet they were too shy to talk to each other.
The American Dream is one that encourages the thought of natural selection, Social Darwinism, that dates back to the early 19th century when the foundation of this country was being founded. It was popular thought to believe that a person earned their place in the world, and only those who were worthy of being in the upper class survive in a society of Darwinism. When it comes to America there is a sense of luxury people should aspire to achieve, but yet create a system where not all individuals can achieve that way of life. Creating this system puts greater obstacles in the face of people of the lower class who are attempting to achieve the desired life that fuels the American Dream. If they fall short there 's a sense of inadequacy which can take an individual into a dark hole, where they are left with their negative emotions and stress, that makes them even less likely to achieve the American Dream.
Homelessness increases the chances of degrading health and other illnesses. If better housing was available, then people who are homeless would not have bad physical health issues because they are in a place better suited for healthier life; meanwhile, their mental health can improve because they are in a better position. Single homeless mothers with kids to take care of believe that education and jobs with higher wages can get them and others off the streets (Gültekin et. al, 2016, p. 404). If better jobs were offered to the homeless, then unemployment rates could drop to even lower percentages.
Policy on slavery in 1860 had been geared towards preventing slavery from expanding into new territories. The abolitionist movement had taken hold in the northern states. Many of the abolitionists gravitated towards the Republican Party and were supporters of anti-slavery. Republicans also believed that the free labor system was the best system for the economy. As new states became free states, the pro slavery cultures viewed these motives as undermining of their system.
Absolutely. People of all classes attracted the disease, but more affluent districts were less likely to become infected. The well-off individuals and families had cleaner living quarters, lower population density, and a cleaner water source. Even when infected, they had more resources to be effectively treated and therefore can live. For much of the 19th century, many believed that cholera was a miasmatic disease that was caused by poor public sanitation.
In terms of Darwin, why would he, if he were still breathing, be so upset with the effect his findings have had on Social Darwinism? In this case, perhaps it lies in the bed of empathy; I am defining empathy as a caring and understanding for the feelings of others and having a desire to help other humans. Throughout this paper, to show the linkage between Social Darwinism and empathy and how it depletes interpersonal human feelings toward one another, I will present evidence and reason. In contrast, I will show and demonstrate how empathy is promoted in the social construct of democracy; I am defining democracy as a system of government by the people, focusing on the equal rights of the citizens and the ability for the people to decide who and how their government is ran. Collectively, I will present how Social Darwinism can be promoted through democracy by the depletion of empathy.
Social mobility entails that one has ability to increase in social status through hard-work and commitment, or decrease in status through lack thereof. Striving for economic mobility is much more prominent in the lower class. Those in the lower class aspire to gain more wealth in hopes of increasing social class and ultimately having a better life. Unfortunately, social mobility is a waning reality. A study done by the Brookings Institution determined that “a child’s family income plays a dominant role in determining his or her future income, and those who start out poor are likely to remain poor” (Greenstone et al.).