US HISTORY UNIT 2 VOCAB
Chapter 3: Industrial Revolution & Chapter 5: Progressivism
By: Katelynn Fuentes
Social Darwinism is a social theory that attempts to adapt Charles Darwin's natural selection principles and apply it to society. This theory promotes a culture that embraces the concept of "survival of the fittest". It is used to explain poverty and to justify class distinctions and the imbalances of power between races and nations.