How did the idea of social darwinism fuel europeans to see themselves

Module 3 – SLP

Challenges in East Asia, 1800-1912

Following a remarkable voyage around the globe, Charles Darwin wrote, in his The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection in 1859, that nature favored characteristics most suitable to particular environments: thus, the fittest would survive longest and breed the most.

Darwin’s theories were path breaking for the time but were unfortunately used and extended towards humans to serve as a rationale for Imperialism.

This SLP will look at how this came about and why.

Read the information in the background material, look for more information, and then write a 2 to 3 pages paper answering the following question:

How did the idea of Social Darwinism fuel Europeans to see themselves as morally superior to those they ruled?

Assignment Expectations:

 you are expected to:

·          Describe the purpose of the paper and conclusion.

·          Answer the case assignment questions clearly and provide necessary details.

·          Provide a quality argument; that is, no poor sentence structure, no spelling and grammar mistakes or run-on sentences.

·          Provide citations to support your argument and references on a separate page.