Andrew Carnegie's Impact On Society

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“To try to make the world in some way better than you found it is to have a noble motive in life.” This quote by Andrew Carnegie is a an accurate summary of the way Carnegie strived to live his life. Carnegie’s story began in Dunfermline, Scotland, in 1835, when he was born to lowly weaver Will Carnegie and his wife Margaret(“Andrew Carnegie: Pioneer.”). When Carnegie was thirteen years old, his family along with five-year-old Tom Carnegie, sold much of their belongings and sailed to America specifically Allegheny, PA. Will obtained ownership of a relative’s weaving shp after moving into the two rooms above it. Sadly, the business soon failed, puting the Carnegies in need of money once again(“Andrew Carnegie: Pioneer.”). Andrew soon joined…show more content…
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”. Aside from libraries, he also funded many church organs, schools, colleges, organizations, and funds. By the time of his death, he had given away ninety percent of his fortune. Finally, Carnegie left a strong psychological impact. In his article titled “Wealth”, he spread about his ideas of the successful economic system and the proper administration of wealth. Carnegie believed that it was the duty of the man with surplus to use that extra for the benefit of the community. He shared many of his other beliefs in his articles also. Clearly Andrew Carnegie was a remarkable man. His actions in life have improved the way of life of many around the world, especially through his donations of free public libraries. This is a clear example of the fact that God uses all people, Christian or not, for the benefit of his Church, many times through the society around
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