Posted by Johnathan on .
What was the role of Social Darwinism in American imperialism? Are there implications of race underneath a belief in Social Darwinism?
U.S. history -
Social Darwinism applied evolution's "survival of the fittest" erroneously to humans. Imperialists used this doctrine to justify their conquering of other people. Of course, race played a large role in the beliefs of social Darwinism.
us history -
Are there any specific examples of the belief in Social Darwinism in American imperialism? The only thing that comes to mind was the extermination/assimilation of natives, but that's more so European imperialism.