He contributed a great amount to the way businesses are run today. In his day, the world seemed to be run on monopolies. As people saw that this was unfair, they ruled him out, and demanded better business. By doing this, monopolies were ended, and many other smaller companies were formed. In the long run, this helped more people because rather being focused on one man, the companies were focused on their workers as well.
The Philanthropy of Andrew Carnegie Made Him a Hero “Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.” Andrew Carnegie believes that if you are fortunate enough to make a lot of money you should also be smart enough to give it back to your community and peers. Carnegie was a self-made man who was born in an attic of a little cottage in Scotland. When Carnegie was twelve he and his family packed up and moved to Pittsburgh. That is when he got his first job as a bobbin boy in a textile mill. He made about 1.20 per week so he later quit that job and found a new one decoding the dot-dot dash-dash messages in a railroad station.
Roosevelt changed America with the New Deal. Yes, it failed its utmost purpose of being created but it did refine economic security and stability. The New Deal made numerous jobs and if it wasn’t for America being the employer of citizens, millions of people would have been unable to provide from themselves and their families. Unemployment rates moderately decreased but profuse numbers of individuals were still jobless. When, the New Deal helped workers, it excessively favored white males.
America began to prosper in the 1920’s because of industrial production being up, wages were rising, and the unemployment rates were low. After World War I America was the world’s leading economic power, because of all the technological changes happening in the industrial companies. Technological changes were happening in many industries, for example Henry Ford began to make his cars on an assembly line, which enabled him to sale more cars and cheaper products. America also had a lot of natural resources, oil being one of them, which is essential in cars. Oil was also very abundant so it sold for cheap prices.
First of all, he was a major pioneer in the steel industry and created one of the most successful steel companies of all time. Carnegie also played a lead role in recognizing the workers’ right to strike, as long as peaceful action is conducted. In addition to this, Carnegie disapproved of pools made by companies solely in order to raise prices and make more money. Second of all, Carnegie impacted the lives of so many with his work in philanthropy. He funded numerous libraries all across the U.S. and even in Europe, meriting him the title “Patron Saint of Libraries”.
When Roosevelt became president in 1901, he changed the world rapidly in many ways. Through his personality and determination, he had an extremely popular relationship with the people, and wanted to make the society more fair and equal between them. He generally believed that the government had the responsibility to take care of businesses in order for things to not negatively affect the people, showing how he wanted to help the country and the people in it. Roosevelt has always seemed like he was prepared for everything in office with his incredible leadership skills and his energy, even though the first time he became president was because another president had been killed. He’s different from many others who came before him, especially because when he set a goal he never stopped trying to achieve it.
A mass body of people pointed out what they liked and disliked. Throughout history, one can clearly see change is made through citizen’s inputs that eventually makes an impact on the quality of life. During the Progressive Era, America was portrayed as the “best country” in the world. However, no one bothered to bring up the fact that one out of three people were starving to death or only six out of ten children were attending school due to financial instability in American households. The government was well aware of the poverty issues but they did not make an effort to help the people.
Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish native that emigrated to Allegheny, Pennsylvania when he was a young boy. Through rigorous work, reading, and dedication Andrew Carnegie became one of the wealthiest men in history. In this autobiography Andrew Carnegie explains the story of being an immigrant who goes through numerous obstacles and struggles, however, rises to the top. Carnegie’s autobiography was moving and extremely powerful for being one of the first of its kind in the 1900s. He starts as a telegrapher and with hard work and complete devotion to being the best, becomes the captain of industry and steel magnate.
Even in their daily experiences of the time, these ordinary men were often getting prosecuted, judged, and ignored by these same rich white men on issues surrounding the Stay and Tender Laws that took away their competency and, ultimately, their freedoms. Rich white men wanted to manage power within the government for themselves since they “knew” what was best for the stabilization the country and, therefore, by extension, what was best for people. The majority of people in American society, however, wanted as little government as possible that and what
Transportation, without any form of it, we would just be stuck. Decades before the Transportation Revolution, all that was available for travel was horses, and after that was just carriages. Everyday Americans continued to work toward a better America, and one day a man named George Stephenson invented the first locomotive. Invention of this was definitely beneficial in many ways, but it also had its downside, years passed and more railroads popped up making it more and more clustered everyday. However, the beneficiality of the Transportation Revolution outweighs the negatives, this revolution allowed more jobs to be created which resulted in a better economy and this also allowed for Manifest Destiny to be completed.