Cornelius Vanderbilt's Influencing The Society

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Rikki Dianne Saul October 8, 2015 Influencing the Society Cornelius Vanderbilt was an entrepreneur who got his start in the steamboat industry. He was able to fight against the New York state government monopoly on steamboats by offering the same transportation for cheaper costs. He illustrated for us that the free market is better for bringing costs down, not only for stateside travels, but transatlantic and continental trips from the East Coast to the West Coast. John D. Rockefeller taught us the values of good stewardship, which is to not leave anything to waste. Not only did he provide kerosene oil to the homes of Americans, but he used the supposedly wasteful byproducts of gasoline for fuel, and tar for paving. He saw

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