This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on Industrialization & Urbanization - Social Darwinism & The Gospel of Wealth. Both presentations together number 30 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.
Considering that Andrew Carnegie was among the richest men in American history, his unabashed support for the capitalist system is easy to understand. A Scottish immigrant to the US, Carnegie amassed his vast fortune primarily in the steel industry in the late 1800s. By the time he sold the Carnegie Steel Company in 1901, it was worth more than $400 million in today’s dollars, according to the Carnegie Foundation.
He said only a select few top competitors could, and should, control the largest proportions of wealth. Needless to say, this is not necessarily a politically correct viewpoint in all corners of today’s world, but Carnegie implored the super-rich of his era to recognize and embrace their inherent obligation to use their wealth for philanthropy.
He practiced what he preached: During his lifetime he donated more than $350 million to a variety of causes, including the establishment of numerous libraries and Carnegie Mellon University. His views of capitalism, philanthropy, and human nature remain rooted in sincerity and in an understanding of the value of a dollar, particularly a dollar put to a good cause.
Power point presentation #1 is entitled, Industrialization & Urbanization - The Gospel of Wealth contains 16 slides and covers the following:
“The Gospel of Wealth”
The Select Few
The Greatest Net Benefit
New Modes of Giving
Modes of Wealth Distribution
Dependents Supported by Work
A Dollar Put to a Good Cause
End of Presentation
Social Darwinism, is the theory that persons, groups, and races are subject to the same laws of natural selection as Charles Darwin had perceived in plants and animals in nature. According to the theory, which was popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the weak were diminished and their cultures delimited, while the strong grew in power and in cultural influence over the weak.
Social Darwinists held that the life of humans in society was a struggle for existence ruled by “survival of the fittest.” Spencer and Walter Bagehot in England and William Sumner in the United States, believed that the process of natural selection acting on variations in the population would result in the survival of the best competitors and in continuing improvement in the population.
According to evolutionary theory, nature is a "kill-or-be-killed" system. Those that cannot keep up are either left behind or cut off. If evolution, through chance, is solely responsible for life as we now know it, why should that process be countered? If "survival of the fittest" or "kill or be killed" cannot apply in what we define as "decent society," then, which is wrong, society or evolution?
Power point presentation #2 is entitled, Industrialization & Urbanization - Social Darwinism contains 16 slides and covers the following:
“Survival of the Fittest”
Capitalism & Conservatism
Natural v. Social Selection
The “White European”
Social Welfare Programs
Basic Tenants Undermined
Social Darwinism at its Worst
End of Presentation
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....Industrialization & Urbanization.