The railroads were the first big businesses in America, and the Pennsylvania was one of the largest of them all. Carnegie learned much about management and cost control during these years, and from Scott in particular. American railroads had become the largest companies in the world, but a new industry emerged to challenge the railroads—the age of oil. But as railroad men like Tom Scott and his protege Andrew Carnegie took on big oil. Under the condition, Rockefeller declared war on the railroads.
In the book “Andrew Carnegie” by Joseph Frazier Wall it states that Carnegie Steel Company was a steel producing company used to manage business at his steel mills in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area in the late 19th century (Frazier, pg.311-312). Carnegie's business got more and more intense which lead to him to build more plants around the country, using technology and methods that made manufacturing steel easier, faster cheaper and more productive, kind of like a snowball effect. Andrew Carnegie was always very serious with his jobs and his money but he also says it is important to enjoy what you do, a quote stated by Andrew Carnegie is “Perhaps the most tragic thing about mankind is that we are all dreaming
However, Hamilton, our first secretary of state, Thomas Jefferson usually never agreed with each other, but that didn’t stop Hamilton to create our first National Bank that was submitted on December 14, 1790. Unfortunately, not everybody liked Hamilton’s ideas because in 1804 Hamilton had died. (“Alexander Hamilton”). After Hamilton's death in 1804, Jonathan Dayton who was elected a seat in our first Congress, he still supported “Hamilton’s financial program” and was “pressed for suppression of the Whiskey Rebellion” (“Jonathan Dayton”). In the end, Hamilton showed leadership by creating our first National Bank, fought in our war like Odysseus fought for his men on his journey home from the Trojan, and wrote two-third of our new
The Transcontinental Railroad was a major breakthrough in the connection of markets and the transportation of goods and people from coast to coast. The Transcontinental Railroad was a conflicted issue because the railroad brought an influx of immigrants, most notably the chinese to America. Many Americans didn’t mind
Since the Transcontinental Railroad was created, the Native Americans land and culture was impacted by the Western Expansion. People thought the railroad was a positive thing because it improved transportation and communication, but many Native Americans were harmed because of it. During the years of 1850 to 1890, the Native Americans were forced off their land because they were in the way of the making of the railroad and the discovery of gold. Also, Americans broke the treaty of Fort Laramie, caused the Battle of Little Bighorn, and lost many lives because of their selfishness for the gold. In addition to that, Native American’s culture changed throughout time.
Bismarck did not directly have any impact on how these wars were fought, however he did have a hand in how they started. The war of 1864, as suggested in his speech to Disraeli in 1862, as a pretext to go to war with Austria in the future. One of the reason was that after the Treaty of Vienna in 1815, Prussia had been given the rhineland, which was rich in natural resources, however it was separated from the rest of Prussia due to Hanover, a deeply catholic state that aligned with Austria. By winning over Austria, Bismarck could join all of Northern Germany under Prussian power. Bismarck knew that after beating Denmark, with an army of 61,000 to 38,000 at the outbreak of war, The treaty of Gastein, which would give Schleswig to Prussia and Holstein to Austria, was unlikely to work, as in order for the Austrians to reach Holstein they would have to pass through a hostile Prussia.
Barack Obama’s mentor Abner Mikva died at the age of 90 Barack Obama lost his mentor Abner Mikva, who died at the age of 90 because of bladder cancer this Monday. Mikva was a member of the Democratic Party from Illinois. He died this Monday at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Mikva knew the American President for many years. He was the one who offered Obama a job after his graduation from the law school.
Another big factor in the expansion of America from coast to coast was the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad, not only with the people that it had brought to the west for the work, but the ease that it had provided for those who wanted to travel from the east to the west and did not have the money nor the time. The Railroad had cut down the price to travel from the east to the west by about 90% as well as cutting the time it took to make the journey by weeks.
Between 1877-1900, both Republican and Democratic parties used tactics that purposely ignored major social issues in order to win elections. Also, many capitalists believed in the idea of limited government that included laissez-faire economics and Social Darwinism. These capitalists who were upper-class men agreed that “a man who is present as a consumer, yet who does not contribute either by land, labor, or capital to the work of society, is a burden” (Sumner). These heartless people also believed in Social Darwinism and The Gospel of Wealth. Based on their understanding, “it were better for mankind that the millions of the rich were thrown into the sea than so spent as to encourage the slothful, the drunken, the worthy” (Carnegie).
Monopolies were intended to increase profits, and “dictate” the “two great classes:” the producer and the consumer (Doc 3). Many companies like Andrew Carnegie’s steel company and Rockefeller’s standard oil company benefitted from trusts. Rockefeller successfully created a monopoly by buying rival companies, and controlling transportation rates which allowed for the transport of goods at a cheaper rate, allowing Rockefeller to lower the price of oil; this affected small companies since it was impossible for them to compete with the price (Doc 5). While many companies invested in the railroad company and created contracts to receive exclusive benefits such as lower rates, the railroads didn’t benefit the public at all, because they were built by investors that only cared about receiving a “fair percentage” of the profit, and remarked that “the public be damned” (Doc 1). Many laborers working under these company suffered due to the reduction of “the price of every labor connected with trade” (Doc 3).
The articles of confederation was written right after the revolutionary war was fought, however, the AOC failed, so they had to start all over with a new document called the constitution. 9 out of 13 colonies needed to ratify the new constitution for it to take effect. When it came to organize the government after the AOC, the people were divided on how the government should handle the fears of social, political, and economic fears which motivated the 2 parties, federalist and antifederalist. The federalists supported the new constitution, while the anti federalists were opposed. The political motivation for the federalists to support the ratification was they believed that a stronger government was necessary as the AOC had failed previously