Eugenics Timeline

 

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Timeline of Eugenics Activities

 

  • 1883 Sir Francis Galton introduces term

  • 1905 German Racial Hygiene Society

  • 1907 British Eugenics Education Society

  • 1907 1st state sterilization law in the U.S.

  • 1911 Better Baby contest - U.S.

  • 1920s Fitter Family Contests - U.S.

  • 1923 American Eugenics Society

  • 1931 27 US states have sterilization laws

  • 1933 Nazi sterilization laws

  • 1933 Nazi euthanasia program

  • 1975 Sweden abandons sterilization laws

  • 1979 Virginia repeals laws allowing forcible sterilization

 

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