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Rockefeller Family

John D. Rockefeller The industrialization of America was impacted greatly by John D. Rockefeller. Rockefeller was able to establish a large majority of the petroleum industry with his foundation of Standard Oil. Rockefeller would employ ruthless tactics to make the most money as possible from his oil business. He would create the Standard Oil trust which would influence all big businesses in the country. Following the Civil War, the petroleum business would boom into "black gold." The...

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Rockefeller and Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller; Captains of industry, or robber barons? True, Andrew Carnegie and John D Rockefeller may have been the most influential businessmen of the 19th century, but was the way they conducted business proper? To fully answer this question, we must look at the following: First understand how Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller changed market of their industries. Second, look at the similarities and differences in how both men achieved domination. And...

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John D. Rockefeller

15, 2001 The Rockefellers feared the temptations of wealth, yet a visitor once described their estate as the kind of place God would have built if only he'd had the money. They amassed a fortune that outraged a Democratic nation, then gave it all away reshaping America. They were the closest thing the country had to a royal family, but the Rockefellers shunned the public eye. For decades, the Rockefeller name was despised in America, associated with John D. Rockefeller Sr.'s feared monopoly...

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John D. Rockefeller

John D. Rockefeller, born on July 8, 1839, has had a huge impact on the course of American history, his reputation spans from being a ruthless businessperson to a thoughtful philanthropist (Tarbell 41). He came from a family with not much and lived the American dream, rising to success through his own wit and cunning, riding on the backs of none. His legacy is huge, amassing the greatest private wealth of any American in history. Rockefeller’s influence on our country has been both a positive and...

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John Davison Rockefeller

Introduction: John Davison Rockefeller was born July 8, 1839 in southern New York. Rockefeller’s first job was as a bookkeeper, later he formed a partnership with two others in the produce business proving him that he was an intense negotiator. It wasn’t until 1863 that Rockefeller made the best investment of his life. He founded the Cleveland Petroleum refinery (Standard Oil Trust). This investment did not only have an impact in his life, but also in the United States’ business, government and...

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Titan: the Life of John D. Rockefeller

Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller The book I decided to read was The Titan written by Ron Chernow. I was interested in reading this book because I wanted to learn more about how John D. Rockefeller dominated the oil industry and became so rich and powerful. We briefly discussed about John D. Rockefeller in our first section of class, but I wanted to learn more about this influential man. This book was very detailed about his life, from birth all the way to his death. The author thoroughly...

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David Rockefeller

Andrea Giordano Advanced Writing 09/03/2010 David Rockefeller and his Philanthropy An old man, preparing to die is about to give away all his money. If you had a year or more to live, what would you do with all your wealth? Nowadays one of the wealthiest billionaires in United States, David Rockefeller is agreeing to give almost all of his money. More than 100 hundred million dollars is going to the University of Chicago, The Rockefeller University, the Museum of Modern Art, churches and people...

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John D. Rockefeller

Social Causes of John D. Rockefeller Jr.: How Rockefeller changed the “Bleak World”                 When people think of John D. Rockefeller Jr. they think Billionaire, Oil Tycoon or Entrepreneur. Not many view him as Naturalist, Environmentalist or a social benefactor, but just as Mr. Rockefeller has a long list of business accomplishments he also has a lengthy list of causes he started and supported throughout his life. The most famous of these would probably Rockefeller center which he called...

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Robber Barons

important in dealing with many financial crises. After gaining so much money, Morgan would use it on buying expensive art collections (History). This was not the ideal figure of an “American Hero”. Andrew Carnegie was born in Scotland to a modest family. He then moved to the United States and became a “bobbin boy” and made very little a week. Being very ambitious, he found more jobs including one as a railroad superintendent. He made investments in things like coal, iron, and oil businesses (Milton...

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John D. Rockefeller's Strategy

Many associate the name Rockefeller with success and riches. However, John D. Rockefeller, the richest man of his time, may not be all that he was believed to be. Looking back into his life and his involvement in the oil business of the 1800’s, I am appalled to see the strategies and tactics he used in order to achieve such success. Although much can be learned from his tremendous business abilities, I do not agree with the methods Rockefeller used in order to gain so much power and riches. From...

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