These important industrialists risked everything they had to, yes, become powerful leaders of industry, but without them, all of the others after them wouldn't have leaders to look up to and give them an example of what they can achieve and how their achievements can affect the well- being of America as a whole. Some of these men had cruel and unusual ways of achieving their goals and were often looked at as being selfish and immoral. These men usually started out small but slowly climbed to the top. Did his 2,000 libraries work in improving society? This gives the individual too much control over the economy, since if an opposition came up he would just lower the prices for a while, and when the company went bankrupt he would raise the prices again. Carnegie started out as an industrial worker just like many of his employees did. He was a smart man that new how to make money in a legal way, people act like this is a bad thing.
The goal is to simply get ideas on paper so that you can figure out how you want to organize them later. The workers and the captains have the same rights just differences in the amount of luxuries they have which is caused by their success or failure. The workers' entire life revolved around their work, so they had no time for anything else. The comparison to the money that the industry is worth and the money he gave to charity, though, just doesn't seem like much to me when people who are helping him become richer everyday are suffering. It was standard for the time. In reality the debate over robber barons and captains of industry mirrors views of industrialism itself.
Their strong businesses gave jobs to Americans. Robber barons were seen to be negative forces in the society; ruthless businessmen solely concerned with personal benefit, whereas captains of industry are transformative leaders generating great industrial strength and benefit to the society. What is your point of view about each of these industrialists? Dry erase markers or board activities can be done on the computer with projector. I think despite what they are criticized for, both men were very much captains of industry. Two prominent names in big business were John D. Many immigrants were able to stay in America because of the factories that people started.
Carnegie built many libraries and that gave people the access to books that others were already able to. Thousands of immigrants and jobless citizens would take the job in a split second, but take them away and what do you have? The way many people see it and agree to the fact that Carnegie is a Captain Of Industry since he never took advantage of the government like the way that John D. Knowing this, I would think that Carnegie was simply trying to make a better name for himself when what he should have been doing is create a safe and fair environment for the people who made him what he is. He was not willing to sacrifice his company to satisfy the majority. He knew where they were coming from and that they worked in these dangerous conditions with low pay because they needed to for their families. Other captains of industry such as Rockefeller and Morgan were just as wealthy! These factors led to the growth of robber barons who reaped the profits at the expense of workers. After these events many people began to call Rockefeller a Robber Baron.
Many workers had to put on a strong face and do what they knew they had to. Every worker in his plant, no matter how they were paid, had to opportunity to do what he had done. The first thing that you must do when you write a persuasive essay is brainstorm. We should be grateful that people like Carnegie and Rockefeller existed because they showed us how a big businesses can cut prices and in fact help the consumer. He made sure that peple were geting an educationsothey would exceed in life. Carnegie wanted to help these people get the best education possible so that they can also grow up to be geat inventors and industrialists of their time.
However, allowing one person to have that much power in the business world is not necessarily what's best for the entire population. His inventions impacted the whole world. And he most certainly donated the money as a cover, just as Jon said! They were practical and had to maintain their wealth to keep their achievements. They were able to provide jobs to those who would otherwise be unemployed. If they did not like the work, then they could have either quit and found new jobs or use one of Carnegie's many public libraries to educate themselves and even start their own businesses. Those cheap workers could work for a lower price which cut costs on steel. He had to have his workers take pay cuts but his workers were still getting paid about the same or more then other factories.
These various generosities aided the average person and the community as a whole. Anonymous I completly agree with Nolan and Amy. He also made a promise to himself to donate his wealth to other organizations in need because he realized that a person that died rich dies without dignity Joe Skulski Rich people deserve every penny that they have worked for throughout thier life. When Titanic sank in the world's newspapers were busily disc. To answer Asia's question, I do not believe that the workers had a chance at the dream becuase the robber barons did steal it by cutting thier wages, however if you learn your craft well enough, you may be able to be promoted. Kayla Humphrey Well, Mallorie, I see your point that they are making their workers risk their life for low pay but it is the workers choice. The opinion portions of the questions should also be backed up with correct information from a reliable source.
You have now seen all 8 episodes of, The Men Who Built America. He put in a lot of work, and earned every penny he made. Look at the big picture and ignore the workers for a moment. Joe Skulski Many of the huge industry owners of this time should not be reffered to as robber barrons. Captains of Industry: James J.
Does the industrialization of America at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century hold any lessons for us today? Yes, he gave to much charity no doubt; however, with control over nearly every occupation in the nation due to verticle integration, Carnegie would be receiving a lot his money back through his consumers who would probably also be his cheaply paid worker. They don't care if young children are dying in their factories or if their employees are making enough money to pay rent each month. Nothing was done to improve the working conditions, resulting in several fatalities. If the United States citizen was not willing to work for the wage offered and the risks taken an immigrant would for the same or lower wage. It is as if he forgot about his life before he was wealthy. Mike Espada I agree with Melissa men like Carnegie and Rockefeller were just business men really all they were trying to do was make it in the world of business. Yes, the workers knew what they were getting into when they took the job and that it could possibly be dangerous, but they shouldn't have to risk their lives everyday for things that could be prevented, especially for the amount they're getting paid.
Millions of other immigrants managed. Since workers were introduced to what a hectic life at work would be like, future generations were ready to take over those obstacles. Carnegie and others should have used all that money spent to pay their workers. The proceeds of your subscription will support American history education in K—12 classrooms worldwide. Captains of Industry for kids: George Ferris George Ferris 1859-1896 was a talented civil engineer, inventor and an astute businessman involved in large-scale engineering projects involving the construction of railroads and bridges. The Robber Barons emerged during the United States Industrial Revolution of the 1800's.