We were in search of better economic opportunities, and settled in Allegheny City (now part of Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania. When I stepped on land I knew that it was an fresh beginning. I only had an few years of formal schooling which ended in Scotland. When I just moved into America I got an series of jobs. For instance, I was an: bobbin boy at a cotton factory that earned $1.20 an week, messenger in a telegraph office, and secretary, and telegraph operator for the superintendent of the Pittsburgh division of the Pennsylvania Railroad.
In 1921, the unemployment rate was 11.7%. In response to this, Coolidge did not blame his predecessor, Woodrow Wilson, for the disaster they inherited. Coolidge simply put the principles he valued into practice and turned the economy around. The country also went through spending reductions. The purpose of reducing the money they spent was to protect the property rights of citizens.
“Life in the Iron Mills,” by Rebecca Harding Davis is a story about Hugh Wolfe who is in the laborer class in society. The story is told by an unknown narrator but is obviously part of the working class during that time. Davis uses the story of Wolfe to describe the living and social conditions during industrialization in America. One passage in the story seems optimistic but is actually an irony that Davis uses include in the story to contrast it to what actually happens in the rest of the story. "Do you know, boy, you have it in you to be a great sculptor, a great man?
Andrew Carnegie: The Epitome of Industry Andrew Carnegie was born to a poor Scottish family that immigrated to America while he was an infant. He lived in poverty as a child but was able to rise to riches through hard work and intelligent business decisions. Carnegie built his first steel mill in America in 1872, shortly after meeting Henry Bessemer. Carnegie used two innovative and effective business strategies: horizontal integration and vertical integration, which would allow him to become a captain of industry. In vertical integration, Carnegie bought companies that produce resources for steel making.
As a teenager, he worked as an apprentice printer for a newspaper in Vermont, called “Northern Spectator” (Howe, 2013). c.) After that, he worked as a printer at the “Erie Gazette”, in Erie, Pennsylvania. He moved to New York City in 1831, in search of becoming an editor of a paper. Meanwhile, he was also working as a printer for “The Evening Post.” Three years later, he saved up enough money to start a news journal, called the “New Yorker.” In 1841, Greeley founded the “New York Tribune” and became the editor, which he operated for the rest of his life. (Transition: Now that I’ve told you a little about his life beginnings and upbringing, let me tell you a little about the origin
That same year, Morgan merged Carnegie Steel with a group of other steel businesses to form U.S. Steel, the world’s first billion-dollar corporation Andrew Carnegie: Philanthropist After Carnegie sold his steel company, the diminutive titan, who stood 5’3”, retired from business and devoted himself full-time to philanthropy. In 1889, he had penned an essay, “The Gospel of Wealth,” in which he stated that the rich have “a moral obligation to distribute [their money] in ways that promote the welfare and happiness of the common man.” Carnegie also said that “The man who dies thus rich dies disgraced.” Carnegie eventually gave away some $350 million (the equivalent of billions in today’s dollars), which represented the bulk of his wealth. Among his philanthropic activities, he funded the establishment of more than 2,500 public libraries around the globe, donated more than 7,600 organs to churches worldwide and endowed organizations (many still in existence today) dedicated to research in science, education, world peace and other causes. Among his gifts was the $1.1 million required for the land and construction costs of Carnegie Hall, the legendary New York City concert venue that opened in
He had little formal education. He later took a job as a railroad assistant. Three years later Carnegie was promoted to superintendent. While working for the railroad Carnegie started investing and saving. Carnegie saved his money wisely and was later able to start Carnegie Steel in the 1870’s.
The main source of conflict is cultural differences the idea of him trying to improve himself as a manager. While working as a salesman for Tri-American, Spencer had an interesting career. He began his career as a salesman at Tri-American Corporation but he was always looking for a position up in the management
DBQ #1 I know that Han political leaders, such as Tu Shih, believed in helping citizens with labor efforts by implementing new agricultural technology but, Roman political leaders believed in hiring workers for work ethic over skill and believed in constructing paved roads that were high quality to promote trade and expansion. Document 3 states “Tu Shih loved the common people and wished to save their labor. He invented the water powered blowing-engine for casting agricultural implements allowing people to enjoy the benefit in little labor.” This clearly shows that Tu Shih, the governor of Nanyang, believes that by giving agriculturalists tools to help them become more efficient they will like him as a governor even more and create higher quality products because they will have more time to focus on creating goods. This supports my thesis that political leaders in the Han dynasty believed in helping citizens with labor and implementing new agricultural technology because it shows that even the highest in political rankings were producing ways to help everyday laborers and contributing to their economy. Document 6 states that Roman political elite Gaius Gracchus “Was especially anxious about road building, paying attention to utility as well as to that which was beneficial to grace and beauty.” This document says nothing about how workers were treated if they were paid, or even well maintained.
Rockefeller defined modern philanthropy by donating more than 550 million dollars to charities, churches, schools of all kind, and organizations throughout the nation. John D. Rockefeller is perhaps the greatest American Industrialist and Philanthropist in modern history. Rockefeller has had experience with the working world since he was sixteen starting out as a bookkeeper at a small firm in Cleveland. Rockefeller once said “The most important thing for a young man is to establish a credit… a reputation, character” (Xpore Inc). Like his father, Rockefeller believed that work could build character and “make ‘em sharp”.