Race Improvement in the United States

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American academy of political and social science, 1909 - 220페이지

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218 페이지 - In the ideal democracy every citizen is intelligent, patriotic, disinterested. His sole wish is to discover the right side in each contested issue, and to fix upon the best man among competing candidates.
164 페이지 - The minimum for the average working man's family is a cheap, but well-built house with four or five suitable rooms, together with a quarteracre garden, or at least with a fair-sized courtyard. The site should be a healthy one and the house perfectly sanitary, well-lighted, well-ventilated and well-drained. And this accommodation must be supplied at a low rental, or it will be found beyond the means of the working classes.
129 페이지 - That immigrants between the ages of 14 and 50 years should be able to read a section of the constitution of the United States, either in our language, in their own language, or in the language of the country from which they come. While the writer holds no commission that gives him authority to speak in the name of the American wage-earners, he believes that he interprets correctly in this article their general sentiment upon the subject of immigration.
48 페이지 - ... all matters pertaining to the welfare of children and child life, and shall especially investigate the questions of infant mortality, the birth rate, physical degeneracy, orphanage, juvenile delinquency and juvenile courts, desertion and illegitimacy, dangerous occupations, accidents and diseases of children of the working classes, employment, legislation affecting children in the several States and Territories, and such other facts as have a bearing upon the health, efficiency, character and...
108 페이지 - Wise and virtuous women he loved, and delighted in all pure and holy and unblameable conversation with them, but so as never to excite scandal or temptation. Scurrilous discourse even among men he abhorred ; and though he sometimes took pleasure in wit and mirth, yet that which was mixed with impurity he never could endure.
48 페이지 - Bureau shall investigate and report * * * upon all matters pertaining to the welfare of children and child life among all classes of our people...
133 페이지 - The best of authority traces the beginning of ite decline to the first appearance, about 1850, of immigration on a large scale. Our great philosopher, Benjamin Franklin, estimated six children to a normal American family in his day. The average at the present time is slightly above two. For 1900, it is calculated that there are only about three-fourths as many children to potential mothers in America as there were forty years ago. For Massachusetts, were the old rate of the middle of the century...
218 페이지 - No modern treatise on pedagogy begins with the statement that the ideal boy knows things without being taught them and his sole wish is the advancement of science, but no boys at all like this have ever existed.
19 페이지 - The clear lesson of Mendelian studies to human society is this: that when two parents with the same defect marry — and there is none of us without some defect — all of the progeny must have the same defect, and there is no remedy for the defect by education, but only, at the most in a few cases, by a surgical operation. . . . The only rule, a very general one, that can be given at present is that a person should select as consort one who is strong in those desirable qualities in which he is himself...

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