The working class began to procreate at a quicker pace than the upper class and

The working class began to procreate at a quicker

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the upper class (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 2019). The working class began to procreate at a quicker pace than the upper class and fear rose that the working class would soon take over. This fear caused special attention to Darwin's belief that only the fittest would survive and they began to plan on how they could aid those not in the fittest category to extinction (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 2019). Special attention was pointed at those who were considered feebleminded, criminal, prostitutes, Eastern
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European, Italian, and Jews believing their problems were in their genetics (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 2019). Leaders of the land began to establish laws to control what they feared would be the end to the fittest white race. They did this by making mixed marriages illegal. Immigration laws were put into place to block anyone from entering the country who could not fully support themselves. Sterilization of people who they felt had a greater chance of producing what they believed was unfit became an acceptable practice. The actions of the United States were noticed by Nazi Germany and they began to follow their lead against the Jews. (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 2019) One contributing factor from the field of psychology was the belief a single gene could drive how a human behaves, and
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