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Essay | Social Darwinism

This student essay consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis of Social Darwinism.
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Social Darwinism

Summary: An essay that goes through the pros and cons of Social Darwinism, and focuses on Andrew Carnegie as a microcosm of the Industrial Age.
    The concept of Social Darwinism can be much related to the phrase "survival of the fittest," in that only the strongest and most persistent people achieve extreme success.  
As for the rest of society, the weakest fall behind and are consumed by failure, leaving only the strongest individuals to "survive," thereby perpetually improving the quality of society as a whole.  Darwinism is society's adaptation of natural selection, as seemingly beneficial for the culture as natural selection is for herds and packs of animals.  However, upon closer inspection, one may observe not only the positive aspects, but also the negative effects of Social Darwinism.

    In June of 1848, a ship of immigrants from Scotland and Ireland arrived at the New York Harbor.  Among the passengers on this ship was a young boy with not a penny in his pocket, yet...


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