Name of Industrialist: Andrew Carnegie (Steel Company) How did he acquire his wealth? Carnegie frequently recognized as one of the wealthiest person ever. He made big bucks from oil business. He also led the growth of the American steel company in the late 19th century. How he (or his related industries) treated workers.
The Philanthropy of Andrew Carnegie Made Him a Hero “Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.” Andrew Carnegie believes that if you are fortunate enough to make a lot of money you should also be smart enough to give it back to your community and peers. Carnegie was a self-made man who was born in an attic of a little cottage in Scotland. When Carnegie was twelve he and his family packed up and moved to Pittsburgh. That is when he got his first job as a bobbin boy in a textile mill. He made about 1.20 per week so he later quit that job and found a new one decoding the dot-dot dash-dash messages in a railroad station.
As he grew older, he was very helpful to Tom Scott’s business in the railroads, which is why Tom Scott was helpful towards Carnegie’s business as it first began. One day, because of John D. Rockefeller, Tom Scott’s business ended; this happened after the St.Louis Bridge was built. Carnegie had started his steel business from the idea he had when he built the
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.
He also appeals to families by pushing for free nationwide college tuition, which would relieve some of the financial burden laid on parents and guardians. By making the bold claim that he can make “real change” with his policies, Sanders shows the citizens of the United States that he is the most suitable candidate for presidency.
Herbert Hoover, the son of a Quaker blacksmith named Jesse Hoover and mother, Hulda Hoover, was a man who put others in front of himself; he liked to help others in need. He graduated from Stanford University with a degree in mining engineering which he used for many impressive accomplishments including such ideas as the Hoover Dam and working in the mining industry. Hoover had worked for Presidents Coolidge and Harding as their Secretary of Commerce. His life before presidency was dedicated to humanitarian works, one example of this work included helping to feed people in war torn countries. However, his presidency was undermined by the members of congress due to the blame of the stock market crash and the Great Depression despite his charity
Carnegie immigrated at age thirteen from Scotland and worked his way up by developing the telegram system during the civil, there collecting his first million then dominated the steel industry; thereafter prospering his enterprise, which leads him to be the second richest man after Rockefeller. “The American Dream”, envisioned by our Founding Fathers, is a revolutionary idea that any citizen has an equal opportunity to prosper by challenging themselves and through an initiative, and determination. This gives” Wealth” much more of an impact thus, many Americans consider ‘The American Dream” as a standard and praise this idealism. Even if his views seem a bit outdated; it stills heavily impacted lots of Americans from the Gilded Age to modern day. However, for all that prosperity, the gap between rich and poor has always been a huge complication, for over a century, people have tried to fix this inequality.
Reflection: My Progress So Far in English 101 For the textual source analysis assignment, I chose to analyze “Citizen Khan” by Kathryn Schulz. I was compelled to choose this article because it resonated with me the most. “Citizen Khan” recalls the life story of a man named Zarif Khan who immigrated to the U.S. for a better life in 1909 and went on to become a legendary tamale vendor in Sheridan, Wyoming. Similarly, my grandfather came to the U.S. with very little and began working at Boeing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania assembling helicopters. He too went on to become successful and eventually was able to afford for his family, including my grandmother, my father, and my two aunts to come and live with him in Ridley Park.
Who is Donald B. Hostetter? Donald B. Hostetter was a businessman and a great philanthropic leader. He is also considered one of the best entrepreneurs in his hometown of Lancaster. He was born in Lancaster and he attended high school and college. He died in 2007, at the age 91.
Further, Nick was explaining his family’s lineage when he stated, “The actual founder of my line was my grandfather’s brother who came here in fifty-one, sent a substitute to the Civil War and started the wholesale hardware business that my father carries on today” (Fitzgerald 7). Nick was explaining how this portion of the lineage has more prominence than others because they truly achieved the American dream; they had obtained their wealth and respectability through hard work and determination, not through inheritance. It’s only in America where
President Harry S. Truman In one of the most tough times of US history April 12, 1945 Harry S. Truman became our 33rd president after the death of one of in my opinion the most influential and compassion presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt. Throughout his time in office his views on refining the economy and the best interest of the US was clear, which mirrored the determination and conviction of Franklin Roosevelt. Another confident president was in office. Before becoming president, he served as a national guard in 1905- 1911, after serving a successful career as a national guard Truman he was promoted to captain. Then became colonel in the reserves.
Over the course of this post several points regarding John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie contributions to the industrialization of society were discussed. For instance, Rockefeller’s business model for growing a small company into a national powerhouse. Additionally, Carnegie’s ideas on steel mill worker’s wages and the effects it has on the community’s wages. Now, when looking at these two great men’s contributions to business, it is easy to say, Rockefeller and Carnegie, shaped not only the 19th-century business but also 20th-century
Kevin ruiz Mr. Plata US History: Period 3 22 October 2017 The philanthropy of andrew carnegie; did it make him a hero “The a who dies rich des disgraced”these were the wise words of a humble man andrew carnegie. Carnegie was born in 1835 in dunfermline, scotland. At age of twelve carnegie and his family set of to seek a better life in the united states; here he changed the course of history. Carnegie was able to build a multi- million dollar industry of steel. At the time united states was running on iron , soon the entire country was built of steel, from railroads, to skyscrapers,and to cars.
In the novel the Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald creates a main character that catches the attention of his readers that goes by Jay Gatsby although originally named James Gatz. He is the main character of the novel who is the namesake of the novel. Gatsby is a wealthy Bootlegger from North Dakota that moved to Long Island who pursues one thing and that is Daisy Buchanan, the love he lost five years earlier to another millionaire. He is very self conscious and cares very much about his outward appearance to the public. His quest for the American dream leads him from poverty to wealth, and to the love of his life as well as his death.