Presentation on theme: "By: Alexis Espinoza and Diana Romano. Charles Darwin was an English naturalist who was responsible for the term “social Darwinism” in the 19th century."— Presentation transcript:
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.
Innovation for example by the Rockefeller and Carnegie tycoons left workers bitter and envious. John D. Rockefeller Andrew Carnegie
Capital ventures run as a “laissez –faire” = hands off capitalism
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
Environment where someone lived also played an important part in Social Darwinism Versus
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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.”
Social Darwinism viewed intuition, rapid perception and imitation as some of the characteristics of lower races.