Andrew Carnegie: Robber Barons

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Andrew Carnegie was a great business man by the end of his life but there are some minor details of his earlier life that show his cons. The purpose of Carnegie Steel made it possible for the east and west to unite in the construction of more railroads and transportation of goods. During that time he led his workers into intense labor and decreased pay which encouraged them to stand up for themselves to a strike that ended in many fatalities. Although these corrupt actions were made during Carnegie’s life in the end he realized it was wrong and did philanthropic deeds; for instance he sold his business and gave his wealth away to libraries and charitable organizations. Andrew Carnegie made mass impact to the United States through vertical integration, implementing new technology to industry like the Bessemer process and later in life giving his wealth to the…show more content…
He was a robber baron because he did not stop until he achieved his greatest wealth. He ended up being the one of the richest men after buying out all of his suppliers, increasing the workload of his employees and getting his competition out of the way. All he cared about was the money, money bought his happiness. Throughout his life, specifically after the Homestead strike he opened his eyes and did deeds of philanthropy. Robber barons do not do philanthropy, captains of industry do. He is a captain of industry and the internet confirms that. The United States now knows of vertical integration, the Bessemer process and the new libraries and buildings because of Andrew Carnegie. The Carnegie Music Hall is known to this day for many traditional music performances. Many people apply to Carnegie Mellon University and this would not be possible if it were not for Andrew Carnegie. Also many library branches would not have existed if it were not for him. People need to take this in mind that Andrew Carnegie made history as a man who built
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