During the early twentieth century, the American eugenics movement prospered, spreading its influence within the sociopolitical framework of the United States. The notion of eugenics – the control of human breeding to increase desirable traits, was extensively propagated through the creation of sterilization laws and public programs. Eventually, the public came to view eugenics as a necessity in order to preserve and improve the quality of mankind for the future.
"Engineering Mankind: The Sociopolitical Impact of Eugenics in America,"
Voces Novae: Vol. 11
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.chapman.edu/vocesnovae/vol11/iss1/3