His paper ties heredity to social prominence and genius, and actually invents the word eugenics.
Dugdale describes "a type of family," not just an individual, as problematic based off of visits to local jails.
In 1879, Lowell, building off Dugdale, established the Custodial Asylum for Feeble-Minded Women, a facility designed to keep select women from reproducing.
The Fernald State School in Massachussetts operates and serves as a dump for those termed "feeble-minded." Rife with physical and sexual abuse, the school not only performed non-consensual radiation experiments with MIT, but also made sure at least 30% of the children there were of normal intelligence because they were needed to "run this place."
His presentation, showing "250 biologically-connected pauper households" (diagram of descent), gets him elected president of the Conference.
Through his observations of children at his school, Goddard bridges the ideas of degenerate families and immigrant intelligence testing.
Galton, the father of eugenics, mapped England by anecdotal, personally collected, observations on the beauty of women living in the area. (London was highest, Aberdeen the lowest)
A former professor at both Harvard and the University of Chicago, Charles Davenport became an influential figure in American eugenics.
In a shocking letter to Charles Davenport, Roosevelt says he finds "extraordinary" that some Americans refuse to believe in eugenics. He goes on to say that leaving behind "good blood" is the "prime duty" of Americans.
The US Supreme Court, in and 8-1 decision, upholds a Virginia law legalizing forced sterilization.
Hitler and Nazi Germany, drawing upon American eugenics, institute the systematic killing of Jews, homosexuals, Romanis, and the mentally disabled.
Th film, called "The Hereditarily Diseased" was distributed to schools and charitable organizations along the East coast.
Duster compares the advent of new technologies to methods used to popularize eugenics in the mid- to late-1800s.
The first startup to use CIRSPR, Caribou Biosciences, is founded.
This announcement flamed the already growing ethical debate surrounding CRISPR and other new biotechnologies.