Essay On Andrew Carnegie As A Captain Of Industry

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Some people view them as the “Captains of Industry” and others view them as “Robber Barons”, I don’t like to use stereo types, I think it is just judging people, which the only one with that right is our God and savior Jesus Christ. Four of the main men that we discussed are Andrew Carnegie, J.P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, and Cornelius Vanderbilt, all of whom made their money from pursuing different anticompetitive and unfair practices. Andrew Carnegie, born November 25, 1835 and died august 11, 1919, was Scottish-born American industrialist. He was a businessman and a philanthropist. Andrew Carnegie was the founder of Carnegie Steel Company which later became U.S. steel. Carnegie is known for building one of the most prestigious corporations in United States history, and later in life giving away most of his riches. Carnegie is on my good side; I would call him a captain of industry, because he did well with some of his earnings and didn’t keep it all to himself. J.P. Morgan also known as john Pierpont Morgan, born April 17, 1837 and died march 31, 1913, was an American financier, banker philanthropist, and art collector who happened to dominate corporate finance in the late 18 hundreds. He arranged the merger of Edison general electric and Thompson-Houston electric company with the ending result being General electric. He also…show more content…
Rockefeller Sr., born July 8, 1839 and died May 1937, was both an industrialist and a philanthropist. He revolutionized the petroleum industry and defined the structure of modern philanthropy. Rockefeller founded the standard oil company in 1870 and ran it until his retirement in the late 1890’s. Standard Oil Company was convicted in federal court in 1911 and broke up. His son, John D. Rockefeller Jr. was largely entrusted with his fathers foundations. Rockefeller would also be categorized as a robber baron because of the way he had made his money which I think was unethical but I’m not sure they had ethics at this

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