The Eugenics Movement

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The development of new institutions allowed for more opportunities for research and programs of study, further diversifying the traditional “college” experience. With the expansion of state universities, students and faculty took a more central role within the university community. There were now more opportunities for women and African Americans to attend universities, lending them more freedom to learn. The Eugenics Movement fit in with the larger history of education during the early 1900s mainly because it contributed to racial and social biases. The idea that intelligence was genetic and there were genetic differences between different groups of people further separated people, and limited their educational proficiencies. The movement

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