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1 By: Alexis Espinoza and Diana Romano

2 Charles Darwin was an English naturalist who was responsible for the term “social Darwinism” in the 19th century. The term “Social Darwinism” was invented in the 19th century with the main idea that humans, like animals, compete with each other in natural selection.

3 Youtube video…

4 Innovation for example by the Rockefeller and Carnegie tycoons left workers bitter and envious. John D. Rockefeller Andrew Carnegie

5 Capital ventures run as a “laissez –faire” = hands off capitalism

6  It "jumpstarts" economies by helping those who are proactive in things like finding a job while penalizing those who will remain in the lowest class.  It creates a class system

7 Environment where someone lived also played an important part in Social Darwinism Versus

8 “Darwinism and Racism: AfricansArise” Uploaded by AfricansArise on Jun 13, 2009AfricansArise (8.17 seconds)

9 Adolf Hitler’s racial theories were based on social Darwinism. “The stronger has to rule and must not mate with the weaker,” Hitler wrote in Mein Kampf. “Only the born weakling can consider this cruel.”

10 Social Darwinism viewed intuition, rapid perception and imitation as some of the characteristics of lower races.

11 Superior vs inferior

12  AfricanArise. “Darwinism & Racism.” YouTube. YouTube. 13 June Web. 1 Apr  Alivemind. “The Life & Legacy – Social Darwinism.” YouTube. YouTube, 1 st July,2010. Web. 1 Apr  Darwin, Charles, and David Quammen. On the Origin of Species. New York: Sterling, Print.  Dowling, Mike. "Social Darwinism." Browse the World at Mrdowling.com. 22 Jan Web. 28 Mar  Gray, John. “New Science, old myth.” newstatesman December 15-30, 2003; Print  Keenan, Joe. "Anti-Social Darwinism - Page One." The Heresiarch Online Magazine - Contents. Web. 28 Mar  Mcneal, Kent. "Social Darwinism and the Judicial Conceptions of Indian Title." Jow Jan. 1999: 68+. Web.  Weiler, Bernd. "Social Darwinism." Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology ed. Blackwell, Print.  Yahya, Harn. “Racism and Social Darwinism” Islam Denounces Antisemitism.com. Web. 1 April social.htm.


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