How did Andrew Carnegie’s views of the obligations of wealthy people compare with those of Henry George? In the gilded ages dating back to the nineteenth century both Andrew Carnegie and Henry George were known as very influential men of their time both striving towards the common goal of deflating poverty in hopes to diminish it as a whole. Though both Andrew and Henry shared a similar feat they had very different approaches and ideas of methodizing the overall goal. Carnegie was a shrewes businessman who viewed it to be acceptable for very rich and very poor people to co-exist as long as the rich provided that their surpluses aspired the community with parks or libraries for example to better themselves known as the "lasting good," and the rich would therefor better society rather than die rich men. On the other hand, George felt that is wasn't the fact that Americans weren't given enough that was causing poverty but rather the rate of poverty by the misuse of land for example that was the cause. Capital, a result of labor, and used then by labor to assist in further production has led to the misuse of resources as well. So basically George stated that if those who owned land used it's recourses to provide places for poverty stricken people povery in turn would diminish itself. Carnegie was a Scottish immigrant who built his empire from the ground up, as he was not always rich. Through a lot of smart calculated work, Carnegie managed to have a highly profitable company that monopolized the steel production industry which made him one of the richest Americans of his era. He was a firm believer that the wealthy best knew how to use their riches for the public welfare and he wrote the Gospel of Wealth explaining his thoughts. His basic idea was to not die a rich man for he wanted to spend his extra money to better our society and provide the poor with opportunities for advancement.
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History Essay 1 – Henry George, Edward Bellamy and Andrew Carnegie
Henry George use 18 months to complete his book which named is Progress and Poverty in San Francisco. When he submitted his book to D. Appleton and Co, they didn’t accept his book. Then Henry George turn to his printer friend who named is William Hinton. William Hinton let Henry George use his shop. At first, Henry George’s son and Henry George’s printer friends help Henry George copy 500 copies of his book and just….
enabled men to access wealth. Andrew Carnegie is the perfect example of an entrepreneur and man who built the roots of American infrastructure. He can also lived the ‘perfect’ American dream. He has a typical ‘rags to riches’ story, which makes him a historical icon and an admirable man. Carnegie is known to have built a fortune on steel. However, the ways in which he made money could be considered an abuse to ethics and moral rights. Toward the end of his life, Carnegie decided to use his wealth for….
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Andrew Carnegie: Robber Baron or Captain of industry?
Andrew Carnegie was both a Robber Baron and a Captain of Industry. Growing up as an immigrant, who started with nothing at all, he became greedy with his money. He was a big business leader who builds up the community but treated his workers poorly. Carnegie created thousands of jobs for people but did not provide his workers with safety equipment and….
few men to accept this change in the U.S., Andrew Carnegie overcame his humble underpinnings and became the owner of one of the largest steel companies in the nation. Many poor laborers and citizens of limited means did not reap the benefits of the industrial age as a result of poor working and living conditions in this time. Mr. Carnegie wrote the article, The Gospel of Wealth, in response to the many critics of the Gilded Age.
According to Carnegie, the Industrial Age of the U.S. was witness….
PRECIS #1: Nathan Barber
Santa Margarita Catholic HS
1st Period-John Braithwaite-Instructor
Were the Puritans Puritanical?
By Carl Degler, Stanford University
Carl Degler, in this provocative article, takes issue with the popular notion that the Puritans were people who had “the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy” as advocated by Mencken, Macaulay, & Heffner who got it all wrong! They are not repressed sex misfits and bigots, but rather, keepers of the Victorian….
Andrew Carnegie: An American Captain of Industry
By far the most profitable businessman during his age, Andrew Carnegie left his mark on industry, and profoundly impacted the expansion of business enterprise in America. Essentially, Carnegie rose from poverty to become one of the most influential, industrial tycoon’s in history by single-handedly building the American steel industry. During his time, Carnegie was known as being a prolific writer, but is most remembered for the entrepreneurial,….
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….
Andrew Carnige is one of the most important historical figures in america. For many reasons including his wealth. He's know for his numerous donations to society such as the carnigie music hall, caringeie melon university and many libriaes across the country. But just because a man donated most of his wealth to charities that benefited the well off? No Andrew carnage used numours dirty tatics to undercut competitors and treated employees like slaves.
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life. It is making a lot of money, being respected, and triumphing difficult situations. The American Dream has been pursued by many, but only few make it all the way.
One very good example of the American Dream is Andrew Carnegie, the founder of what is known as U.S. Steel. Carnegie was born in Scotland to a poor family. As a teen, he emigrated from Scotland to the United States. He was portrayed as a hard working individual who was very intelligent and disciplined. He took it upon himself to read….
Andrew Carnegie vs. John Rockefeller
During the 1800’s, two men started as poor, working class citizens with a dream, a dream to become wealthy and be able to support their families. Both of these men made their dreams come true by ruthless tactics and sometimes were looked down on. These two men were Andrew Carnegie and John Rockefeller, the original entrepreneurs of America. Both men acquired mass fortunes and lived extravagant lives after they had retired, but they used their money for good;….