Homestead Strike Essays

  • Andrew Carnegie: Robber Barons

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    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 life in the end he realized it was wrong and did philanthropic deeds; for instance he sold his business and gave his wealth away to libraries and charitable

  • Flame Spewing In Andrew Carnegie's Hostile Industry

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    One of the most prominent ones would be the homestead strike. On June 30 1982, employees were outraged about the supposed cuts to their pay. Henry Clay Frick was the man in charge of the plant at the time. Carnegie was in Europe touring the countryside. Henry called in a private army called the Plinkertons

  • The Pros And Cons Of The Progressive Era

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    The progressive era is a critical period in the history of the national construction of the United States and a critical period of national governance. Since the middle of the nineteenth Century, the United States has experienced great and rapid economic and social changes. In the promotion of liberal capitalism, in the past few decades, the U.S. economy rapid industrialization, the United States showed a rapid economic growth, creating a hitherto unknown economic prosperity, the United States also

  • Andrew Carnegie: A Hero Or Hero?

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    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

  • Episode Analysis: The Men Who Built America

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    make it the largest. One problem with this is that to make profit they would have to cut wages and labor. Carnegie turns to Frick to help resolve the problem while he goes to Scotland. With Frick in charge, workers are undermined and they start a strike. Frick takes it as a challenge and hires merchants to settle the dispute. This leds in nine dead and several injured. A group called, The Anarchist, inquire righteousness and try to assassinate Frick but fail and that's how the episode ends. Andrew

  • The Protest In The Homestead Strike By Andrew Carnegie

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    The Homestead Strike In Homestead Pennsylvania, Andrew Carnegie, a Scottish man owned a steel plant. Carnegie had emigrated from Scotland as a young boy, and had had to work his way up the American work industry. He had a business partner named Henry Clay Frick who owned a coke manufacturing company. Carnegie and his friend had an individualistic opinion when it came to the matters of the workers union, and opposed any form of authority by anyone. In 1892 while Carnegie was on a visit to Scotland

  • Andrew Carnegie's Success

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    Andrew Carnegie was an entrepreneur during the late 1800s. He was best known for his success in his own steel company. Over the years Carnegie became very wealthy once his steel business took off. Carnegie was known as the richest man in the world in that era. Being the richest man in the world wasn't always easy, it came with long hours of work and constant decision making. Andrew Carnegie’s success came from hard work and never giving up, that's how he became the man he was ; rich and successful

  • Andrew Carnegie: A Brief Biography

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    Andrew Carnegie was born on November 25, 1835 in Dunfermline, United Kingdom. Growing up, Carnegie’s family believed in the importance of learning and books. However, Carnegie had very little proper schooling. At the age of thirteen, Carnegie and his family moved to the United States of America and settled in Pennsylvania. He soon got a job working in a factory earning only $1.20 a week. He then took a job as telegrapher and an assistant to Thomas Scott, one of railroad’s top officials. Three years

  • Andrew Carnegie: A Man In America's History

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    A labor strike broke out among the workers of the Homestead in 1892, due to production and rigor being increased with wages being cut; they refused to work. Frick wanted to break up the union and being determined to do so, locked the workers out of the plant. He called in 300 Pinkerton

  • Andrew Carnegie's Influence On Society

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    He even said himself that he supported labor unions. He even disapproved the use of strikebreakers because he thought that no steel mill is worth a drop of blood. Many people thought that thought this until the homestead steel strike. Andrew Carnegie went back to Scotland where his roots were from, and during this time he put Henry Clay Frick in charge of operations while he was gone. During this time Andrew Carnegie basically told Frick to do whatever it takes to settle

  • 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

  • Andrew Carnegie's Expansion Of The Steel Industry

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    Andrew Carnegie was born on November 25, 1835 in Scotland and died August 11, 1919 in Massachusetts. He was an American industrialist who led the expansion of the steel industry. During Carnegie’s childhood, an economic downturn resulted in his family moving to Pennsylvania. At age 14, Carnegie became a messenger in a telegraph office, where he eventually became the secretary and telegrapher of Thomas Scott, a superintendent of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. In 1859, he rose above Scott as superintendent

  • Andrew Carnegie: Captain Of Industry

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    A captain of industry can be defined as ¨a business leader whose means of amassing a 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

  • Why Is Andrew Carnegie Important

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    and had low job security being they made cheaper steel. Many of Carnegie’s workers went on strike in 1892 due to lower wages. Frick was warned by Carnegie that the strike could cause the plant to shut down. The strikers eventually won causing the company to stay closed. Then five days later the governor in Pennsylvania sent soldiers to restore order and re-open the the plant. Two months later the strike was called off, Carnegie was criticized for Fricks actions. Carnegie did a lot to achieve his

  • The Challenges Of Adversity In Characters In Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol

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    Adversity. A condition marked by misfortune, calamity, or distress. Adversity in most conditions is viewed as events that should never happen. Adversity is the struggles of the poor and the homeless. Adversity is a hurricane and a tsunami destroying lives and homes. Adversity is, however, beautiful. Not satisfactory, not enjoyable, but beautiful. In the face of adversity, many people tend to develop their character by developing new skills, making themselves stronger, and by becoming more understanding

  • Andrew Carnegie's Justification Of Wealth

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    industrialists treated them and began to strike against these colossal companies. In 1889, at the peak of his accumulation of wealth, Andrew Carnegie wrote a famous essay titled “Wealth” that described the gap between the rich and the poor. In his justification of wealth, Andrew Carnegie argues that the rich men in the world are vital to society and must use their wealth responsibly in order to ameliorate the lives of the poor. In response to the labor strikes, Andrew Carnegie claims that there is a

  • Andrew Carnegie: An Industrial Business Tycoon

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    Andrew Carnegie, an industrial business tycoon, is an embodiment of the industrious nature of the American people based on his hardwork, and willingness to donate back his money for the better good of the society. In order to better understand how Andrew Carnegie relates to or represents the industrious nature of the American people, one must take a look at the early life of the master industrialist that pushed him to become the most influential and respected business man in America. Andrew Carnegie

  • Was Andrew Carnegie A Hero

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    If you were the richest person in the world what would you accomplish with all the money you had? Andrew Carnegie, an American Captain of Industry By far off the greatest profitable businessman during his age, Carnegie left his mark on industry, and ordinarily greatly impacted the expansion of business enterprise in America. Essentially, Carnegie rose from poverty to become one of the most influential, industrial men in history by single-handedly building the American steel industry. Andrew Carnegie

  • How Did Andrew Carnegie's Impact On America

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    Proposal Yu Hu 胡宇 General Remarks For over thirty-five years after the Civil War, the United States of America entered into a period of fast reconstruction. During this time, there is a man called Andrew Carnegie who made a huge impact on America’s post-war recovery. He led an enormous expansion of American steel industry in the late 19th century. By 1897, Carnegie’s mills produced more than 6,000 tons of iron and steel daily. Those steels were used in machines and they also helped build railways

  • Philanthropy In The Gilded Age

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    Philanthropy is the desire to promote the welfare of others. It is especially shown when individuals donate money to good causes. Philanthropy gradually improves farmer’s wages and factory workers working conditions. There were many great examples of this in the Gilded Age, one being, Andrew Carnegie. He was one of the most influential philanthropists in the Guiled Age. He published the “Gospel of Wealth” which told people to form a union and demand higher wages. In this he talked about a man