The History of Eugenics

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Darwin proposed his ideas of race betterment and survival of the fittest through his book (On the origin of Species).

1859

Mendel published his finding about genes.

1850

-1860

The Page Act of 1875 which prohibited the involuntary immigration of Asian women for prostitution and other forced laborers from Asia.

1875

Buck v Bell - committed a woman deemed “feebleminded” to an institution.

1927

California begins sterilizations, also passes sterilization laws

1909

1875

California begins sterilizations and passes sterilization laws.

1909

1875

California has ⅓ of all US sterilizations.

1948

Madrigal v Quilligan - a class action lawsuit against California doctors who sterilized many immigrants.

1975

California pays out between $25,000-50,000 dollars in reparations

1990s

Hitler applies ideas from American Eugenics in his Nazi party.

1935

1875

In North Carolina it is estimated between 25% and 50% of Indigenous women sterilized.

1970

-1976

1875

California repeals all sterilization laws

1979

1875