Andrew Carnegie A Hero Analysis

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During the second Industrial Revolution, there were no movie stars, no superheroes or celebrities. During that time people looked to the business industry for a hero. A hero like Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie grew up poor, he worked from the age of twelve to make ends meet for his family (background). That’s just one reason Carnegie was a hero, because he came from nothing. Not only did he come from nothing but his business strategy and progressive business plan changed the business industry. If that doesn't make him a hero, being a philanthropist did. Andrew Carnegie was a hero, he came from nothing, he created a progressive business plan and he gave his money to the better good.

Carnegie's business strategy and plan changed the business industry.
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There are two faces of industry and two sides of Carnegie. One in which he is an employer and the other in which he was a man who gave his money to the better good, in which he was a philanthropist and a hero (Doc. 10). Yes, Carnegie benefited off of the people who worked for him, but being the head of the industry, he worked hard to get there and in the same conditions as his workers do now, to reach those benefits, and to gain his wealth (background). The Oxford Press, in 1970, published Carnegie's philanthropy, his total givings overall was listed at $350,695,653, most of it went to universities and educational purposes (Doc. 9). The Carnegie Corporation's net assets in 2005 were listed at $2,167,000,000, the foundation is currently giving out one-hundred million dollars a year, most of it to education (Doc. 9). In the North American Review, 1889, Carnegie wrote an article concerning wealth. Carnegie wrote that the contrast between the palace of the millionaire and the cottage of the laborer with us today measures the change that had come with civilization (Doc. 2). In that same article, he wrote that the man who dies rich, dies disgraced (Doc.
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