Camryn Kaenzig Mr. Tobiasen Honors US History II 16 February 2016 Andrew Carnegie: The Influential Self-Made Man Andrew Carnegie, born on November 25th, 1835, was a famous industrialist and philanthropist: arguably one of the best known. The “Captain of Industry” had little education growing up, believe it or not. However, education and putting one’s life into books was very important to the Carnegie family and was forced upon Andrew Carnegie growing up.
The Father of Modern Philanthropy, Andrew Carnegie, in his article, “Wealth,” describes his views about prosperity and inequality. Carnegie’s views are very much logical considering he was one to come from “rags to riches.” He began by working as a bobbin boy in a cotton mill and soon became a messenger boy in a telegraph office. In addition, Andrew was an enthusiastic reader and expanded his knowledge constantly which led him to become a telegraph operator and later, the superintendent of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Throughout the years, he climbed up the ladder and eventually built the Carnegie Steel Corporation that transformed into the largest steel industrial company in the world.
Roosevelt easily beat his former close ally, Al Smith. Roosevelt won the nomination with the aid of a powerful publisher and the House Speaker John Nance Garner. Garner became the vice president. The thing that got Roosevelt so much support and fame was his New Deal, which was a plan and a set of programs that were designed to start a recovery from the Depression, and ensure the people that it would never happen again, it offered relief for the millions of suffering people. The new deal was so impacting and hopeful for the people and is another great example of why people would rank him to be one of the top presidents of the United States.
When a man named Andrew Carnegie, a lucky refugee among the “25 million” (McNee, Immigration) immigrants coming from the European countries to the United States in hope for liberty and jobs, he then later became one of the richest man in the world and revolutionized the American’s industry by invested all his fortunes into the steel industry. Because of his idea of “hard-driving” (McNee, Industrialism) way of labor, Carnegie doesn’t want to replace his old equipment at the steel mills for a new one; instead, he drives the equipment to produce until it exploded as it will reduce costs and is more efficient. Trades and businesses were blooming because of the “Great merger movement” (McNee, Industrialism). When a group of “Investment bankers, like J.P. Morgan & CO.”
The impact it had on the gilded age was the number of jobs it provided to the fresh-in immigrants. Vanderbilt knew that he could hire immigrants and they would work for not that much money and with these new railroads america will be shrunk for easier expansion of the immigrants.
He became the American dream of the late 1800’s. “[Carnegie] gives away millions to make the nation that had greeted him and which he had made his fortune a better place” (Nasaw). Andrew Carnegie went into this country with nothing save his family. With dedication, he showed everyone that it is possible to go from rags to riches, it’s just a matter of how immensely they hunger for their dreams to come true. Consequently, he was a beacon to young adults that wanted to lead a life of their dreams.
Martin Van Buren was a successful president, who charmed the people of America and made a huge name for himself in the world of politics, but most of all Martin Van Buren was a step into making everyone in America equal-by being the first Dutch president. Martin Van Buren had grown up a poor boy with financial struggles, fought to open his own attorney’s office, and helped to make new laws for America and drag it out of the economical collapse in 1837. Not only this, but Martin’s life was full of hardship and working his way up the latter to where he became the president, making him an inspiration to many others like himself. He helped new laws about races be diffused and helped America evolve into a better place. Martin Van Buren was born to Abraham and Maria Van Buren on December 5, 1782 in Kinderhook, New York.
Trade almost always benefits the countries who participate in it. There have been many trends towards freedom of trade in the United States ever since the very beginning of the nation. Trade boosts the economy by keeping it competitive and lowering prices, which increases the consumers purchasing power. Without trading between nations, the United States wouldn’t be what it is today, trade at the center of the United States is what shaped this country as well as foreign relations. Teddy Roosevelt has influenced trade and foreign relations in the United States arguably more than any other president to this day.
Walter explicitly tells Phyllis that he has been working for this insurance company for fifteen years, yet he creates a whole plan to out win the company (7). When Walter states how successful he is for his spring sales, one thinks that he makes good money. So then why does Walter need more of it? The character of Walter represents the ambitious man in the 1930s whom seeks to make quick cash at any expense, in this case by betrayal and murder. Overall, Double Identity themes of infidelity and ambition reflect the effects of the historical background going on during the 1930s, the Great Depression.
Opening in 1892, Ellis Island quickly became the most active immigration station (and largest in America) for Immigrants entering the U.S.; mainly from Europe. For these Immigrants, Ellis Island was the entrance point to "the land of opportunity" and they had worked hard and spent a lot of hard earned money to get there. The immigrants that came to the America were coming partially because of the prospect and promises of prosperity and happiness and that America was “the land of opportunity”, but mainly because of drought, famine, war, and religious persecution in their home countries. From 1892 to 1954, Ellis Island processed over 12 million immigrants. For most people, Ellis Island was a wonderful place that would be the entry point beginning of their new life, but for some others it was a miserable experience.
In not just the steel industry, the factory workers of the age were working to the exclusive benefit of the prime benefactor for the company. Painter writes “Thanks to efficient management and the scope of operations, Carnegie’s industrial empire made more than $40,000,000 in profits per year in the early 1890’s.” and that “When the contract between the amalgamated Association and the Homestead mill expired in June 1892, Carnegie was at his castle in Scotland and offered Frick a free hand.” (111-112) This passage suggests both that the industry was supremely profitable, but that a large part of the profits were going towards the industry’s prime benefactor, Andrew Carnegie.
Stephen Ambrose said here in the book is that Grenville M. Dodge was the America’s greatest railroad-builder. Many engineers, foremen and all the veterans during the War made it happen. The book also shows why the financiers help with this project, what was their intention to it (railroad)? How they obtained the ability to move money in the fastest way is one of the many themes that this talks
Many children dream of growing up to be the president one day. Few do, and even fewer are remembered by everyone for what they did while being president. Three of these few are Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson. These are some of the greatest and strongest presidents of all time, but Thomas Jefferson was the strongest and smartest president because he was present and played a big part in government before the revolution, he played a huge role in the expedition of Lewis and Clark, and he had a huge impact on almost every aspect of society. Thomas Jefferson played a fairly big role in the American Revolution, and so did George Washington, but Abraham Lincoln wasn 't even alive.
When Robert Kraft became the owner of the New England Patriots, he had to pocket $172 million – a record amount back then for a sport team. Looking at the team’s latest $2.6 billion valuation by Forbes, it seems like Kraft’s risky business investment has paid off big time. For the Patriots to get to where they are now, there are lots of reasons and lots of people to credit for but there are two names you can never leave out. In fact, they deserve to be mentioned first and foremost: Head coach Bill Belichick and Quarterback Tom Brady. Together, they make a perfect, powerful coach-quarterback combo in building the Patriots dynasty When did they start working together?
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.