Carnegie is not a hero because he took money, only gave to other wealthy recipients, and contributed largely to his own. Andrew Carnegie took money away from deserving people. Carnegie cut the wages of his workers to donate money elsewhere. In document D, there are two images of Carnegie, one is giving a wage cut notice to the workers and the other is giving a check to Scotland and donating a library to Pittsburg. Carnegie’s employees were working hard and trying to survive in a tough economy, their wages did not deserve a cut.
“To try to make the world in some way better than you found it is to have a noble motive in life.” This quote by Andrew Carnegie is a an accurate summary of the way Carnegie strived to live his life. Carnegie’s story began in Dunfermline, Scotland, in 1835, when he was born to lowly weaver Will Carnegie and his wife Margaret(“Andrew Carnegie: Pioneer.”). When Carnegie was thirteen years old, his family along with five-year-old Tom Carnegie, sold much of their belongings and sailed to America specifically Allegheny, PA. Will obtained ownership of a relative’s weaving shp after moving into the two rooms above it.
In Document H, when Hamlin Garland, a journalist, visited the Homestead steel mill, the journalist said that everywhere in the mill felt like the mouth of hell. Hamlin saw grimy men with sallow and lean faces everywhere and when Hamlin asked one of the workers how their job is, they replied that they work twelve hours a day and mostly receive between $1.40 and $2.25 a day and rarely $5/$10 a day. There was also a machine known as deathtrap that kills workers occasionally. With Carnegie being so rich, he could’ve paid his workers more. Additionally, in Document O, Andrew Carnegie reduces the worker's pay wage by 20% in order to donate more money for his own selfish needs.
He motivated his men to keep pushing even when the times were tough, in the cold winters of Winter Forge. In these below freezing temperature where many men were dying he told them to keep on giving there all. He served as a great role model for these young soldiers. Through his smart military decisions, the United States of America won the
Carnegie was considered a Robber Baron for many reasons. For example, he gained huge profits because of his workers low wages. In the excerpt, “Who was Andrew Carnegie,” the author said, “his steel workers were often pushed to long hours and low wages.” Workers worked in harsh conditions and received no benefits causing them to live in poverty with scarce food, clothing, and shelter. Workers were tired of the low wages and decided to go on strike.
Andrew Carnegie was a “robber baron” as shown in the way he acted towards the people who helped him reach the top and the terrible working environment that he subjected his workers to. He did various things in an attempt at overshadowing the awful things he did and positively alter his public image. His mentor, Thomas Scott, taught him the skills he would use to become the undisputed king of steel. Costs were the most important aspect of any business and reducing those required cutting wages, demanding 13 hour days and utilizing spies as a way to thwart possible strikes. Many years after Carnegie had gone out on his own, Scott met with him thinking that the years they spent together and all he had taught him would unquestionably result in help in his time of trouble.
His presidency began in the year 1828. He wanted to fight for the working class people of America. Throughout his presidency he did many things that had negative or positive effects on America. He is well known for using his veto often. The Whigs depicted him as another tyrant king, but he was just trying to guide the country and protect against what the elitist rich controlling everything.
The late nineteenth century was a pivotal moment in American history. During this time, the Industrial Revolution transformed the nation, railroads had dissipated all throughout the country, and economic classes began to form, separating the wealthy from the poor. One of the wealthiest men of this generation was Andrew Carnegie, a Scottish immigrant who fled to America to make millions off the railroad, oil and even steel businesses. Carnegie is considered one of the richest men in history, and even with all that wealth he decided to give back to the community. As a matter of fact, Carnegie donated most of his funds to charities, universities and libraries in his last few years.
For instance, Carnegie presented his library named Carnegie Library, he considers this “the best kind of philanthropy” (Ernsberger). By this he indicates the correct way a wealthy individual should live,is by giving back to the community. On the contrary, Richard argues this as negative affect to the company due to the loss of income. Richard believes that Carnegie shouldn’t have spent his money on helping the community instead, he should have continued to invest it on the steel industry. Overall, Richard views Carnegie as “little capitalist who urged presidents to do right things in Philippines, Panama and international diplomacy [but] had never done the right or moral thing as a businessman,” (Ernsberger).
With his Investigating skills and writing skills he showed the people the corruption of the government. After people read about the corruption, they came out ways to prevent the corruption. They came out with the 17th amendment and Sherman Anti Trust Act. Legacy and Lasting
He demonstrated that he was a capable leader and at the end accomplished his goal of helping the farmworkers achieve better lives and a better future for themselves and their families. He did it by using the vision that he had, the concern for the farmworkers and courage to keep going to guide him in his battle. In many instances he was able to give up but he continued to strive for his goal and proved that all it takes is the audacity to stand up for what is right. He caused major changes in society that affect society up until today which is why he is an important historic figure that will always be
He the President of the United States, he immediately took initiative and taught himself the skills that he needed in order to provide the country with the leader that we needed. He lived a life that was full of construction and development both in his personal life and professionally and results of this are incredible evident in the way that the country functioned while he was our
He followed alot of jeffersons style and took alot of action. He shrunk the governmetnt and used his presidency to the fullest extent, includnig his effective power to veto. He effectivly prevented south carolina from seceding and nullifying the tariffs. Evetually, he cruelly got rid of the native americans from their homeland, and exiled them from society. Finally, with good intetions for reelction he vetoed charter fro the second bank which led to a crisis.