Everyone has a dream. Whether that dream is to be famous, a hero, or to simply lead a normal life, people are driven to achieve it. A young Andrew Carnegie had a dream about being a contributor to the growth and improvement of society. He was born in Scotland, but his family emigrated to America to avoid a Scottish depression. Carnegie went into work as a telegrapher in his teenage years.
Andrew Carnegie was an industrialist from Scotland,who in America became rich by selling his steel company to J.P. Morgan for $450 million in 1901. Carnegie published the “Gospel of Wealth” which gave the idea that the wealthy should be distributing their wealth to help the community. Carnegie himself retired and set out to distribute his wealth into libraries and other things that helped humanity. Andrew wanted to achieve world peace, he gave enormous funds to advance knowledge and understanding, and he created the idea of the wealthy using their riches to promote the welfare and happiness of others. Andrew Carnegie is the best choice for the History Hall of Fame because of the constant support he gave to the future of humanity during his
During the 1860’s to the 1900’s big innovations where discovered. This period of time increased America’s economy and made life easier. Mr. John D. Rockefeller was one of the many men who contributed to this incredible change. This man’s vision and ambition toward success/greatness “revolutionized the petroleum industry and provided a model for other consumer-goods industries” (pg 388). Other men followed his steps and made big businesses just like Rockefeller’s.
Andrew Carnegie was a major capitalist of the 19th century. He became a major capitalist in the steel industry. He attained much of his wealth because he practically created the steel industry. Starting from the bottom and working is way to the top Andrew Carnegie became one of the richest men during his time. Starting at earning a dollar and twenty cents a week.
Captains of Industry or Robber Barons? Mr. George Pullman was considered one of the worst robber barons of the 19th century. He manipulated his workers to do everything for him and strived for success. George Pullman was the third of ten children born to James and Emily Pullman. His family had relocated to Albion, New York, in 1845 so his father could work on the Erie Canal.
During the Gilded Age, many fortunes were made by the railroad system. The increased construction of railroads provided the transportation of people, supplies, and trading goods. The movement of people from the east to the west allowed for increased populations and the spread of their culture. The railroad system provided a service that could quickly and cheaply move supplies across America. The Manifest Destiny was also fueled by the railroad system in the sense that Americans felt it was their duty to spread the knowledge and teach other races.
These men were captains of industry because they all donated money. One way Rockefeller bestowed a portion of his money away was by giving “millions of dollars to a variety of causes.” In the reading it quotes, “In 1919 Rockefeller donated $50,000,000 to the Board to raise academic Salaries.” This quote demonstrates that John D. Rockefeller was not an awful guy and cared for other people. In addition, it later says in the reading it that he also donated money for religion and medical purposes.
Robert Fulton was an American engineer who created the first successful steamboat. His first steamboat was originally called the North River Steamboat, but later it was called the Clermont. This steamboat was able to carry passengers between New York City and Albany. Fulton also designed the world's first steam powered warship.
Carnegie’s True Intentions Andrew Carnegie was an immigrant from Scotland that used the Bessemer’s process to change the steel industry and became one of the richest entrepreneurs during his time. He was crucial during this time because he helped build the steel industry. Steel was stronger and could be used to build taller structures such as skyscrapers. Carnegie’s success was a result of his hard work and dedication. He became an inspiration for others because his romantic story showed that hard work will eventually pay off.
Summary Andrew Carnegie's steel empire started in eighteen seventy and ended in nine teen o seven because He sold it for millions of dollars, and it made him one of the most successful men then. when he entered the steel business he became a dominate force to other companies and people, and later sold it for four hundred eighty million dollars, making him one of the most successful men then had the most successful philanthropist too. Andrew Carnegie expanded railroad investments and found the steel empire. He was a very successful man in the industry. Exploration Andrew Carnegie was just a little boy when he moved to the USA.
John Davison Rockefeller was the biggest businessman in the oil industry during his time, but he also created a monopoly that many people saw as detrimental, constricting, and dictatorial in a way. Rockefeller was seen as a dictator, and some would call him a robber baron, however it is hard to blame someone for doing what is good for their business. Regardless of what others said Rockefeller did his job and also contributed to society in a positive way. Though many people during Rockefeller’s time criticized Rockefeller and the way he practiced business he still gave back to the people, therefore it is my opinion that Rockefeller is a captain of industry rather than a robber baron.
Since the creation of the U.S. two hundred and forty one years ago, one of the founding ideals of the nation is that any citizen should have the right to pursue their own dreams. For some the “American Dream” can be defined as the opportunity to gain success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative. John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie personify this concept completely, and although these men were hailed as “captains of industry,” they always hungered for more. John D. Rockefeller is recognized as one of the most successful industrialists in U.S. history, he “was a disciplined, serious, and ambitious man” but he did not begin life as a wealthy philanthropist. Rockefeller was born July eighth, 1839 in Richford, New
The steam engine, invented in 1698, was not put too much use until the 1760’s. Even so they weren’t too good for anything until the they were used in steamboats. Steamboats could travel up river! This was something unheard of in the 1800’s. people could save money and time!