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    Andrew Carnegie was born November 25, 1835, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. He had little formal education and grew up in a family that believed in the importance of books and learning. Carnegie grew up to be one of the wealthiest businessmen in America. http://www.biography.com/people/andrew-carnegie-9238756#synopsis Carnegie started work as a telegrapher and by the 1860s had investments in railroads, railroad sleeping cars, bridges and oil derricks. He accumulated further wealth as a bond salesman

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    Andrew Carnegie: A Titan of Industry Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish immigrant, who became one of the greatest business men in American history. He was born in Dunfermline, Scotland to a poor household. His family immigrated to the United States when he was a young boy. Once Carnegie arrived in the US one of his first jobs was working in a cotton mill for one-dollar and twenty cents a week. It wasn’t until 1853 when Carnegie’s career took off. In 1853 Andrew Carnegie was hired by Thomas Scott,

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    Kevin ruiz Mr. Plata US History: Period 3 22 October 2017 The philanthropy of andrew carnegie; did it make him a hero “The a who dies rich des disgraced”these were the wise words of a humble man andrew carnegie. Carnegie was born in 1835 in dunfermline, scotland. At age of twelve carnegie and his family set of to seek a better life in the united states; here he changed the course of history. Carnegie was able to build a multi- million dollar industry of steel. At the time united states was running

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    on whether Andrew Carnegie was a hero or not. Andrew Carnegie, known as the king of steel, grew up poor, but became one of the richest and most successful business owner during the 1800s and 1900s. Much of the world regarded Carnegie as the most famous living American during his time. Andrew Carnegie was not a hero because he showed off his money, treated his workers poorly, and was selfish. First of all, Andrew Carnegie flashes his wealth. In Document A, it shows that Andrew Carnegie used to live

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    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

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    someone can strike it rich in the stock market or the lottery and earn the term. However, a few key figures in history have actually lived a “rags to riches” life. Andrew Carnegie is one such man. Carnegie was a brilliant inventor, businessmen and investor and a man I could learn so much from, even over only a brief dinner. Mr. Carnegie would likely begin by telling me about his humble beginnings. He would explain that he immigrated to the United States with practically nothing and was able become

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    Andrew Carnegie was a great business man by the end of his life but there are some minor details of his earlier life that show his cons. The purpose of Carnegie Steel made it possible for the east and west to unite in the construction of more railroads and transportation of goods. During that time he led his workers into intense labor and decreased pay which encouraged them to stand up for themselves to a strike that ended in many fatalities. Although these corrupt actions were made during Carnegie’s

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    Andrew Carnegie was born in scotland and moved to America. Carnegies family moved to america when industrialism advanced in technology and most people at that time lost their jobs. So when Carnegie's dad lost his job they moved to Pennsylvania,WA. In Pennsylvania Carnegie got a job as a bobbin boy for a pay of $1.20 a week working day and night. But after a couple months Carnegie was noticed by a man named Thompson A. Scott. Scott hired Carnegie as his own personal secratary and telegrapher.

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    looked to the business industry for a hero. A hero like Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie grew up poor, he worked from the age of twelve to make ends meet for his family (background). That’s just one reason Carnegie was a hero, because he came from nothing. Not only did he come from nothing but his business strategy and progressive business plan changed the business industry. If that doesn't make him a hero, being a philanthropist did. Andrew Carnegie was a hero, he came from nothing, he created a progressive

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    that of Andrew Carnegie’s. When Andrew Carnegie was only twelve years old, he started to work as a bobbin boy in a cotton factory and then as a telegrapher and personal assistant with Tom Scott in order to support his family. Just like Christopher Gardner, Andrew Carnegie worked his way to the top through hard work and he stayed there by giving back to the people and modernizing America. Due to that, Andrew Carnegie is considered a captain of industry because he was a hardworking

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    Carnegie became one of the wealthiest men to ever live because of aggressive investment, constantly connecting with influential people, and a complete focus on accumulation of both wealth and knowledge. The American dream became more than a dream for Andrew Carnegie. He emigrated from Scotland in 1848, when he was 12 years old (Andrew Carnegie) with nothing to his name. His family was forced to leave their homes because Carnegie’s father’s business had failed. While he may have seen his father as

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    Andrew Carnegie was born outside of the country but moved early. At an early age he learned a very valuable skill for work. He worked for a Tom scott in his railroad business. Carnegie did his best to be friendly to his employees. He sold his business to Morgan and donated money. Andrew Carnegie was born in the United Kingdom and moved into America for work when he was young. His family struggled with work. He worked while he was young and was a good worker. He worked for a telegraph company

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    Andrew Carnegie was one of the most famous and wealthiest American industrialist during the Industrial Age. He was a robber baron who made a fortune in the steel industry and applied vertical integration to his business. Carnegie contradicted his views as a robber baron because he supported, but destroyed many unions. This made many of his views unethical. Carnegie’s views on the treatment of his workers are one of the things that he did that are considered unethical. For instance, during America’s

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    Andrew Carnegie: A Hero

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    Andrew Carnegie was an entrepreneur who was born on November 25, 1835 in Dunfermline, Scotland. Many argue whether or not Carnegie was a hero. But what defines a hero? Three traits that define a hero are unselfishness, concern for others, and last of all their grit. Carnegie is one of the most heroic entrepreneurs for his generous effect on the communities he helped out. Andrew Carnegie was a hero in three areas of his life: unselfishness, concern for others, and his grittiness. The first area in

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    Andrew Carnegie was a very influential person in the mid-1800s. He was one of the captains of industry of that time. He made one of the most famous bridges in America, the St. Louis Bridge, that stretched across the Mississippi River. He had a major mentor who helped him to become the man that he was, Tom Scott. Carnegie began constructing the St. Louis Bridge in February of 1868. He was not sure on how to build it because they needed to have room for steamboats to go underneath, yet it had to

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    The Philanthropy of Andrew Carnegie Made Him a Hero “Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.” Andrew Carnegie believes that if you are fortunate enough to make a lot of money you should also be smart enough to give it back to your community and peers. Carnegie was a self-made man who was born in an attic of a little cottage in Scotland. When Carnegie was twelve he and his family packed up and moved to Pittsburgh.

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    Andrew Carnegie Critique

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    How I chose my topic I chose my topic on Andrew Carnegie and the steel empire. I chose this topic because i thought that the steel industry was very interesting and all of the engineering and how andrew carnegie was the richest man in the late eighteen hundreds. It was very intriguing how he donated a lot of his money towards other companies to help them strive. Something that caught my attention was the engineering that goes into all of the stuff he did because i love engineering and all about

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    Andrew Carnegie was the one who wrote the Gospel of Wealth and it was a positive idea for the people who are not wealthy. Carnegie says that the upper class has a responsibility to address the issues of the wealth inequality. In the Gospel of Wealth, Carnegie stated that the wealthy class can be a better state than the government or state. Carnegie also states that the wealthy should dispense wealth and it should be a way that does not promote drunkenness. Carnegie argues that there are two types

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    of America’s best entrepreneurs, Andrew Carnegie. A man who revolutionized the steel industry through perseverance and hard work. Although he had a bad time with the Homestead, he was not to blame, and it did not represent his character or how he feels. An entrepreneur is someone who ho organizes or operates a business and makes great risks in order to do so. Mr. Carnegie did much more than this. For this reason, I am writing this letter on account of Andrew Carnegie; a historical figure who's skills

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    personal fortune contributed positively to the country in some way.” Andrew Carnegie was an ideal representation of a captain of industry, he was born poor, yet he rose the ranks and became a successful businessman who dedicated his fortune to good causes. Due to his success and innovation in the steel industry and his benevolent donations, Andrew Carnegie was a prosperous businessman who benefited lives across America. Andrew Carnegie furthered the steel industry and brought forward new innovations

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