Andrew Carnegie was born on November 25, 1835 in Scotland and died August 11, 1919 in Massachusetts. He was an American industrialist who led the expansion of the steel industry. During Carnegie’s childhood, an economic downturn resulted in his family moving to Pennsylvania. At age 14, Carnegie became a messenger in a telegraph office, where he eventually became the secretary and telegrapher of Thomas Scott, a superintendent of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. In 1859, he rose above Scott as superintendent of the railroad’s Pittsburgh division.
Samuel Truett Cathy, better known as Truett Cathy was the founder of Chick-fil-A. He was a small-town boy who was born in Eatonton, Georgia on March 14, 1921. From a young age, Cathy always had passion for business. When he was younger he used to help his family make extra money by selling Coca-Cola, operating a paper route, and performing odd jobs. He made so much money with his paper route that he eventually became the “breadwinner” of the house.
Imagine working sixteen hours a day in an unsanitary, dangerous, place for a big business gaining two dollars.This is what laboring-class Americans had to go through during the Gilded age. Politically, the first largest American labor union was formed during the Gilded age and many other organizations formed as well as violent strikes.Socially, different ethnics joined together to share their thoughts and realize the evils of big business and of the federal government. Mentally, most we 're losing their personal life while some were financially stable and glad. During the Gilded Age laboring-class Americans attempted to better their lives in the power of big businesses and the federal government. Many different attempts were taken by the laboring-class Americans but they were more successful uniting to become one.
When this occurs Melville needed to do a lot of changes in his life. At a young age of thirteen he had to work at a bank to help his family. Then, he left the school at eighteen and became an elementary teacher for a short time. Also, he became a newspaper reporter before trying his luck sailing as a merchant to Liverpool, England. In the summer of 1839 he came
His dad Elmer working on the lumberyard of his uncle with 25 cents per hour. His mother Mae was cleaning house of their neighbor and do laundry jobs for extra income. Because of poverty, Ken was exposed to different jobs. At the age of 10, he started to work and at the age of 12 he worked at the lumberyard of his
Andrew Carnegie was born on November 25, 1835 in Dunfermline, United Kingdom. Growing up, Carnegie’s family believed in the importance of learning and books. However, Carnegie had very little proper schooling. At the age of thirteen, Carnegie and his family moved to the United States of America and settled in Pennsylvania. He soon got a job working in a factory earning only $1.20 a week.
When this occurs Melville needed to do a lot of changes in his life. At a young age of thirteen he had to work at a bank to help his family. Then, he left the school at eighteen and became an elementary teacher for a short time. Also, he became a newspaper reporter before trying his luck sailing as a merchant to Liverpool, England. In the summer of 1839 he came back to America continuing his struggle for wealth.
In his town, Hershey built, homes, stores, churches, parks such at Hershey Park, a trolley, fire station, and The Milton School. The school was built in 1909, when Hershey was 52 years old. Him and his wife Catherine started this industrial school for orphaned boys. Hershey believed boys should know things such as farming, carpentry, mechanics, or others things they were interested in. When he built the school the boys worked hard and if they graduated they got $100 in new clothes and help finding a job.
This lesson was taught the very first day. I was put on a crew with Roberto, who had a reputation as being the “best” worker in the yard. Within the first twenty minutes of our first shift, I became aware that his reputation was spot on. He did his job with an amount of speed and precision that it was tough for me to keep up. During our break, he told me about his personal life, and childhood.
At East Technical High School, Owens set records in the 100 yard dash (9.4 seconds), the 200 yard dash (20.7 seconds), and in the long jump (24’ 9 ⅝’’) (“Jesse Owens”). Owens set these three records while studying for school and working whenever he could to help get food on the table (Teen Ink). Owens went to college at Ohio State University after he graduated from high school. He was forced to pay for his tuition by working three jobs in addition to his studies and track meets and practices (“Jesse Owens”). Owens went to the Big Ten Track and Field Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan after recovering from a back injury.
The Gilded Age which is the time period 30 years after the civil war, is when the economy went through a period of intense growth. The railroad industry was considered the start of the economic growth during the civil war. Many Businessmen of the period, such as Andrew Carnegie the controller of the steel industry, Jay Gould and Cornelius Vanderbilt, who were successful in the railroad industry, John D. Rockefeller who dominated the oil industry, and J.P Morgan who was very successful in the banking industry, they were often criticized for having monopolies and treating their workers poorly. Many Businessmen practiced the philosophy of Social Darwinism is when only the strong survive based Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection. Robber Baron was an industrialist during the Gilded Age who was powerful and wealthy Businessmen, he became wealthy by treating his workers terribly and other questionable and unethical tactics.