Andrew Carnegie And The Gospel Of Wealth

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Andrew Carnegie helped in the expansion of the steel industry. He built Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Steel Company, and then sold it to J.P. Morgan for $480 million. As a result of selling the company, the U.S. Steel Corporation was created. Being that he was very affluent, he donated a great deal of his money to charities. Carnegie also dedicated his time to study philanthropy.
Andrew Carnegie wrote the Gospel of Wealth to advise wealthy people on how to spend their money wisely. Expressing his opinions on ways the rich should spend their money and how they can use it for the betterment of the community in which they live in. In paragraph four, he says, “What were the luxuries have become the necessaries of life.”, this statement meaning …show more content…

The importance of his vast vocabulary puts an emphasis on his knowledge. Since he was a very wealthy man also, he is very familiar with the subject in which he’s talking about. In the first paragraph, he is referring to the relationship between the rich and poor as a “harmonious relationship.” By describing the relationship as harmonious even though it is not shows what Carnegie imagines it to be. The Gospel of Wealth had a big impact on many different things in history. Charities being established were influenced by The Gospel of Wealth. The idea of wealthy people giving their money to help people came from the article and flourished after it published. Using money for the betterment of society was a main goal in writing The Gospel of Wealth. Andrew Carnegie tells the readers how the relationship between rich and poor has changed over time. In the first paragraph, he says “In former days there was little difference between the dwelling dress, food, and environment of the chief and those of his retainers.” Blaming the separation between rich and poor on civilization. In todays society, the rich live in big houses and the poor live in smaller houses. The rich work in fancier workplaces and the poor work in more common workplaces. Also by saying, in paragraph eight, “ This is not wealth, but only competence which it should be the aim of all to acquire.”, Carnegie is suggesting that people come together

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