AP Human Geography : Effects of National Population Policies

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Example Question #11 : Effects Of National Population Policies

When did the eugenics movement occur in the United States?

Possible Answers:

2000s - present

1930s - 1960s

1770s - 1820s

1880s - 1930s

1820s - 1880s

Correct answer:

1880s - 1930s


Eugenics involve the set of beliefs and practices that aim to improve the genetic quality of the human race. During the Progressive Era eugenics was accepted as a method of preserving and improving the dominant population groups. Today, eugenics is associated with racist and nativist elements. 

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