The United States of America: a land where, according to Thomas Jefferson, all men are created equal. That ideal has been repeated countless times in the nations history either as praise, or as an effort to ensure its truth; however, to this day, the people of the United states are not equal. The country’s past is permeated with injustice and tragedy. Whether the forced exile of native americans, the enslavement of an entire race, or the mass internment of Japanese during World War II, the U.S.’s
Currently, eugenics has a very negative connotation, and much of this bad reputation can be attributed to its use as justification for the atrocities of the Holocaust. However, in the early 19th century prior to World War II, eugenics was in an upward trend in terms of popularity in many parts of the world, notably in America and in Britain.