During this time in America inventions of better and more sufficient ways of transportation, building, and communication were being discovered or invented. All around America businesses were popping up and men would be walking away filthy rich. But what defines a man to be a hero? Is it how much money he has, the way he grew up, what he did for others, or dying for his country? Andrew Carnegie was no Ulysses Grant but he was also not Vanderbilt, Carnegie gave back to his country with the riches he earned. We cannot look upon Carnegie as being the child with the silver spoon in his mouth growing up. He was poor growing up and was business savvy which is how he became rich. We should not punish him for using his knowledge to become successful but we should look at what he did with the money. Andrew Carnegie was a hero, he not only brought the steel idea to America but with his riches he gave back.
The people who have the power are the people with money, One reason why Andrew Carnegie was a hero was because of his influences on renovating the American steel industry which helped create the U.S a world power. Secondly, Andrew Carnegie was a hero is because he helped create jobs that employed many Americans. Finally, Carnegie was a hero is because he was one of the most influential philanthropists. He also brought new form of management control by integrating all suppliers of raw materials into one company (Doc 5). This helped by lowering the costs of manufacturing and selling steel goods at a fair price (Doc 4).
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