Complete the Darwinism and American Society Worksheet. Using resources from the Topic 2 Readings, including your textbook, materials provided by your instructor through class discussion, and materials from the GCU Library Guide for HIS-144 US History Themes, complete the assignment worksheet. Each answer to the questions should be a minimum of 200-300 words; and, include citations for each question formatted using the APA Style Guide. The overall assignment must include a minimum of three relevant scholarly sources in support of your content.
The overall assignment must include three to five relevant scholarly sources in support of your content. Each response should show good writing mechanics, grammar, formatting, and proper citations at the end of each question/response. Wikipedia, Ask.com, ehow.com and other online information sites, encyclopedias, or dictionaries are not considered university academic sources and are NOT TO BE USED.
This assignment uses a scoring guide. Please review the scoring guide prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
HIS-144-ONL-Darwinism and American Society
Briefly explained each of the following nineteenth century theorist’s ideas: Gobineau, Chamberlain, Darwin, Spencer, Sumner, Strong, Carnegie, and Ward. (
20-30 words each)
A description of Darwinism generally and eugenics specifically used to impact America’s immigration policies. (100-200)
Explained Eugenics, Social Gospel, and Gospel of Wealth as three ways in which ‘survival of the fittest’ was applied to society with specific examples. (200-300 words)
Explains what Fundamentalist Christians believe and why those beliefs oppose Darwinism using Keas and Dixon’s articles. (100-200 words)
Each section meets the minimum word count.
A minimum of three relevant scholarly resources.
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HIS-144: Darwinism and American Society
Directions: Respond to the four prompts below. The overall assignment must include three to five relevant scholarly sources in support of your content.
While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
Wikipedia, Ask.com, ehow.com and other online information sites, encyclopedias, or dictionaries are not considered university academic sources and are NOT TO BE USED.1. Briefly explain how each of the following contributed or detracted to the Social Darwinism or eugenics movement in America: (
20-30 words each)
Count Arthur de Gobineau:
Houston Stewart Chamberlain:
William Graham Sumner:
Lester Frank Ward:
2. How was Darwinism generally, and eugenics specifically, used to impact America’s immigration policies? (100-200 words)
3. Explain the three ways in which ‘survival of the fittest’ was applied to society. Provide specific examples. (200-300 words)
Gospel of Wealth:
4. What do Fundamentalist Christians believe? Why are these beliefs opposed Darwinism? Use the Keas and Dixon articles to support your answers. (100-200 words)