Industrialization appears to reinforce the benefits of capitalism as the United States first appears on the world stage as a dominant force. Later historians, however, exercising a nuanced perspective, notice some flaws in this Gilded Age of American history is the general consensus, although these dates are flexible. Laissez-faire dominated politics as speculation ran rampant on Wall Street.
What was the theory of Darwinism? Spencer wrote, "This survival of the fittest, which I have here sought to express in mechanical terms is what Mr. Social Darwinism developed in Great Britain and America during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The term "Social Darwinism" has been rarely used by advocates of the concepts and ideologies of the theory.
The term "Social Darwinism" has almost always been used as a derogatory term by its opponents and in respect of unfair business practices. Social Darwinism was used as a philosophical rationalization for the imperialist and racist policies of the Nazi Party that led to the outbreak of World War 2.
Concepts and Theories The theories and concepts of Social Darwinism are included the following chart. Because there were so many ideas that supported the theory of Social Darwinism the proponents of the theory tended to agree with specific aspects, rather than all of the theories.
Imbalances of power between individuals and races were justified because some people were more fit to survive than others Social Darwinism Theory: Some people were superior to others due to their inherent characteristics and moral attributes such as industriousness, temperance, diligence and ingenuity Social Darwinism Theory: People with strength physical, economic and technological would survive, and those without will not Social Darwinism Theory: The theory of Social Darwinism was used to support Free Enterprise and 'laissez-faire' capitalism combined with political conservatism during the Gilded Era Social Darwinism Theory: The concept of Social Darwinism attempted to justify and rationalize ideas of imperialism, hereditarianism and racism Social Darwinism Theory: The idea that some racial or social groups white and wealthy were "naturally" superior to other groups Social Darwinism Theory: Proponents believed that Governments should not interfere with competition in successful businesses by attempting to regulate working practices and the economy Social Darwinism Theory: The belief that it was not the function of the Government to cure social problems Social Darwinism Theory: The process of natural selection would result in the survival of the best competitors and continued improvements in society and the population Social Darwinism Theory and Concepts Social Darwinism in America: Hill and steel magnate Andrew Carnegie.
Social Darwinism in America: These powerful companies accumulated vast profits that flourished in the American economic system of Free Enterprise which was combined with the concept of 'Laissez-Faire'. The concept of 'Laissez-faire' economics relied on supply and demand, rather than government intervention, to regulate prices and wages.
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Liberalism Many of the wealthy businessmen who embraced Social Darwinism also adhered to the concept of Liberalism believing that all social problems, including environmental ones, could and should be solved through the free market.
American Industrialists and the Robber Barons Social Darwinism in America was supported by many wealthy American Industrialists, often referred to as the Robber Barons who advocated a "dog-eat-dog" philosophy.
Rockefeller and James J. Hill, publicly justified their ruthless and cutthroat business practices in terms of Social Darwinism. The powerful industrialist maintained that individual self-interest was socially beneficial and that free trade and competition was a permanent and necessary law of economics.The Subtle Evolution of Native American Education.
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