How Did Cornelius Vanderbilt Change America

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America has been changed due to the accomplishments of many entrepreneurs, such as Cornelius Vanderbilt. Cornelius Vanderbilt started as the owner of one steamboat, and slowly built his one boat into a fleet of many boats. As the International Railroad was nearing completion Vanderbilt did the unthinkable he sold his entire company of boats and bought a rail line. Vanderbilt then began to slowly buy out other lines, until he eventually owned most of the lines in the east. Vanderbilt's net worth was eventually an astonishing 215 billion dollars in today's money. Vanderbilt sought to own all of the Rail Lines in America, but was only able to achieve 40% of the Railroad. The Eerie line would complete Vanderbilt's goal to own all of the lines in
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