Eugenics

Brennen Biggins

What is Eugenics

Eugenics is the study of or belief in the possibility of improving the qualities of the human species or a human population, especially by such means as discouraging reproduction by persons having genetic defects or presumed to have inheritable undesirable traits (negative eugenics) or encouraging reproduction by persons presumed to have inheritable desirable traits (positive eugenics)

When was Eugenics used

The American eugenics movement was rooted in the biological determinist ideas of Sir Francis Galton, which originated in the 1880s.With the passage of the Immigration Act of 1924, eugenicists for the first time played an important role in the Congressional debate as expert advisers on the threat of "inferior stock" from eastern and southern Europe.

Why Eugenics is good

We could stop people from spreading bad and deathly diseases, which would help our society. We could use it to slow down the rate of the population.

Bad things about Eugenics

We don't have the right to tell people if they can have babies or not.