John D. Rockefeller: Captain Of Industry

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During the 19th century, industrialization impacted the United States in many way. Industrialists, like John D. Rockefeller, owned or were involved in management of an industry. At the time, these agents were considered a “Robber Baron,” while others were considered a “Captain of Industry.” However, many were considered good because they were philanthropists. John D. Rockefeller was born on July 8, 1839, in Richford, New York. At the age of 14, he and his family soon moved to Cleveland, Ohio. Rockefeller was determined and was hardworking as he started working on several of small business ventures while he was still a teenager. At 16 years, he landed his first real job as an assistant bookkeeper with Hewitt & Tuttle. By the age of 20, Rockefeller,
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