Social Darwinism
  • Theodore Roosevelt preached “the strenuous life” for those “racially fit”
    • Healthy eating
    • Physical exercise including bicycle riding, sports competitions
    • Bring back numerical superiority over immigrants
    • Every American mother pressured to have at least 4 children
  • Social Darwinism
    • "Scientific" support of “racially fit”
    • Idea is white English-speakers are wealthiest because of “survival of the fittest”
    • Confidence in scientists built modern-day systems of social sciences (economics, psychology, sociology, political science and anthropology)
    • Taught in school
    • More global economy/communications raise greater awareness of differences in civilization
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