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Andrew Carnegie Lived The American Dream - What is the American Dream. According to Webster the American Dream is the ideal according to which equality of opportunity permits any American to aspire to high attainment and material success. Andrew Carnegie is the epitome of the American Dream because he is a classic example of rags to riches success story. He seemed to be touched by an angel. No matter what was wrong with the world, Andrew Carnegie was to consistently capitalize on success. Andrew Carnegie was born in Dunfermline, Scotland, in 1835....   [tags: Andrew Carnegie] 1051 words
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Andrew Carnegie and His American Dream - What is the American Dream. There are a myriad of aspects to it, but one general idea: the ideal 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....   [tags: Andrew Carnegie] 380 words
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Biography of Andrew Carnegie - Biography of Andrew Carnegie Andrew Carnegie was born into a poor working class family living in the town of Dunfermline, Scotland, in 1835. His father operated a small hand looming business located in the family home. The Carnegies was literate, well read, and active in the politics of the day. It was a time of repression of the Scottish worker by the Government, the employers, and the culture. Rebellious in thought as well as actively participating in protests was part of the Carnegie family life style....   [tags: Andrew Carnegie Management Wealth Essays] 3956 words
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A Brief Biography of Andrew Carnegie - There have been many wealthy men Throughout American history, many have been the topic of many heated debates among them, Andrew Carnegie. Andrew Carnegie at one time was the richest man in the world, who immediately after gaining that title began giving his money away. The impact and size of Carnegie’s philanthropic efforts are undeniable, but why he gave so much has been a topic of debate for nearly a century now. Carnegie’s rags to riches story is the epitome of the American dream and has been an inspiration to many entrepreneurs around the world....   [tags: a rags to riches story]
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The Gospel of Wealth, by Andrew Carnegie - In the “Gospel of wealth”, Andrew Carnegie argues that it is the duty of the wealthy entrepreneur who has amassed a great fortune during their lifetime, to give back to those less fortunate. Greed and selfishness may force some readers to see these arguments as preposterous; however, greed is a key ingredient in successful competition. It forces competitors to perform at a higher level than their peers in hopes of obtaining more money and individual wealth. A capitalist society that allows this wealth to accumulate in the hands of the few might be beneficial to the human race because it could promote competition between companies; it might ensure health care for everyone no matter their soci...   [tags: Greed, Duty, Fortune] 960 words
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Andrew Carnegie - Andrew Carnegie was born on November 25, 1835 in Dunfermline, the medieval capital of Scotland. His parents were William Carnegie, who was a linen weaver; and Margaret Carnegie, who made shoes. The town of Dunfermline was strongly based in linen weaving, and when the industrial revolution hit, linen workers such as William Carnegie found themselves out of work. Margaret quickly took on additional jobs to help the family, opening a grocery store and fixing shoes. This was an important turning point in Andrew Carnegie's life....   [tags: Gospel of Wealth, Philantropy]
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Shakira Meberak and Andrew Carnegie Beliefs - “What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.” (Pike). This is the belief of Shakira Ripoll Meberak and Andrew Carnegie, two paradoxical people that will go down in history for their philanthropy among their other enormous accomplishments. Shakira is a very successful songwriter, dancer and singer, but she has a flipside. A much deeper side than most would expect from such a shallow persona is her charitable side. Carnegie, also has another side to him that made him equally as famous as his huge business skills....   [tags: donations, charities, philanthropy effects]
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Andrew Carnegie On The Gospel Of Wealth - Andrew Carnegie was born in Dunfermline, Scotland in 1835. His father, Will, was a weaver and a follower of Chartism, a popular movement of the British working class that called for the masses to vote and to run for Parliament in order to help improve conditions for workers. The exposure to such political beliefs and his family's poverty made a lasting impression on young Andrew and played a significant role in his life after his family immigrated to the United States in 1848. Andrew Carnegie amassed wealth in the steel industry after immigrating from Scotland as a boy....   [tags: essays research papers] 1210 words
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Andrew Carnegie's Gospel of Wealth - Andrew Carnegie's Gospel of Wealth Andrew Carnegie believes in a system based on principles and responsibility. The system is Individualism and when everyone strives towards the same goals the system is fair and prosperous. Carnegie’s essay is his attempt to show people a way to reach an accommodation between individualism and fairness. This system can only work if everyone knows and participates in his or her responsibilities. I will discuss Carnegie’s thesis, his arguments and the possible results of his goals....   [tags: Papers] 568 words
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Andrew Carnegie: Ruthless Conqueror or Great Philanthropist? - Andrew Carnegie can be looked at as a double edged sword. One edge of the blade would show Carnegie as an ideal example of a poor immigrant fighting his way up to become an incredibly successful business man who would one day give nearly all his fortune away to help society improve itself. The reverse edge of the blade would show Carnegie as a ruthless business man who would slash his workers pay, drive other businesses under and used corruption to become leader of the capitalist world. These viewpoints of Carnegie have changed as years pass....   [tags: Biography ]
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The World’s First Modern Philanthropist: Andrew Carnegie - Andrew Carnegie, born 1835 in the small town of Dunfermline, Scotland. He remains one of the richest people who ever lived and became the world’s first modern philanthropist. He has impacted many across the country and the world. He had lived in one of the first mansions with a steel frame and central heating. By the end of his life he had given over 2,600 public libraries to broaden the education of many in the United States and Scotland. This fairy tale life didn’t start off so happily. Carnegie’s family wasn’t the most affluent in the country, they were actually desperately poor, however, their influence on Andrew and his brother Tom, was rich....   [tags: biography, scotland, steel]
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Wealthy or Rich in Andrew Carnegie's Essay, Wealth - ... First, some pass their money on to the next generation. Children often inherit money, and what they choose to do with that money is completely up to them. Carnegie makes it obvious that he thinks this is not a satisfactory fate for the money of he who earned it. The next possibility he briefly touches upon is to list, in a Will, organizations, associations, and charities to which allotments of the leftover funds can be made. Andrew Carnegie admits that this is an act of generosity, but he questions why someone would wait until they are dead to give money to a good cause....   [tags: money, philanthropy, world peace]
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Andrew Carnegie - Andrew Carnegie Andrew Carnegie always thought reading was one of the best ways to learn. He was also a very generous person in the industrial revolution. To be very generous in donations you do need money, and he definitely had a lot of money to be generous. This generosity completed the industrial revolution. He made most of his money with his steel company called the Carnegie Steel Company. The Carnegie steel company then changed to the United States Steel Corporation. In one year,1900, his company made forty million dollars, in which twenty-five million went to him alone....   [tags: Biography Biographies]
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Andrew Carnegie - A man of Scotland, a distinguished man citizen of the United States, and now a philanthropist devoted to the making the world around him a better place, Andrew Carnegie became famous at the turn of the twentieth century and became true rags to riches story. Carnegie's life Started on "November 25, 1835 in Dunfermiline, Fife Scotland" (Nasaw 36) Carnegie's Family was poor, but he still grew up in a well cultured and political family. Many of Carnegie's closest Relatives were self educated tradesmen and class activists....   [tags: Biography] 1228 words
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Andrew Carnegie - Doran Ford Exam 2 Video Essay Carnegie Video Richest Man in the World, a PBS video published in 1999, was about the life of Andrew Carnegie. The video talks about everything from his childhood to his rise to power and wealth, to his ventures in philanthropy. It presents a balanced view of the man, portraying him in both positive and negative ways. Andrew Carnegie was born in Dunfermline, Scotland in the year 1835. His father owned several handlooms and made a good living from his weaving early on....   [tags: essays research papers] 929 words
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Andrew Carnegie - The richest man in the world, in his time, was Andrew Carnegie. His story of success was truly one of rags to riches. After coming to the U.S. from Scotland as part of a working-class family, he moved from job to job, eventually becoming more influential and gaining a large sum of money. Soon he was using his wealth to contribute to many public services, such as libraries and schools. Andrew Carnegie's life and actions have left a long-standing legacy and have contributed greatly to the American way of life, particularly toward education....   [tags: Biography] 1718 words
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Andrew Carnegie - Andrew Carnegie was once claimed the richest man in the world. He built a fortune from a meager beginning. Carnegie was a hard working man who refused to quit. He was dedicated to perform well and held respect for quality work. However, Carnegie faced a constant challenge through his success; his values often conflicted with his success. Carnegie was able to offset this conflict through his donations to the public after his retirement from the steel industry. He has been better remembered for his donations than his ethics as an employer....   [tags: Biography] 1681 words
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Andrew Carnegie - Andrew Carnegie, a very factual and interesting biography, which was written by Alvin F. Harlow, was published in 1953 by Kingston House, Chicago and it contains 178 pages. Mr. Harlow wrote this book because of his love for history and his love of writing and his interest in the history of transportation and communication in America. This led him to write a series of books on biographies for young people. Like all his writings, he makes them factual and filed with humor and satire. Therefore perhaps he wrote these biographies to get young people interested in the great people of America history....   [tags: essays research papers] 872 words
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Andrew Carnegie - Andrew Carnegie Andrew Carnegie life was a true rags to riches story. He started out as a poor Scottish immigrant whose first job paid $1.20 per week. He worked his way up to being a multimillionaire while he was still in his thirties. Carnegie is not just known for making money, but he mainly known for giving his fortune. Andrew’s early live in Scotland was dramatically changed by the Industrial Revolution. His father was a textile worker, Who lost his job when the power looms were able to produce cloth cheaper and faster than weavers....   [tags: Papers] 366 words
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Andrew Carnegie - Andrew Carnegie was not only an outstanding industrialist, but also a great philanthropist. In the excerpt from page 105, Carnegie is stating that an end to Individualism would result in a revolution not an evolution because it is changing human nature itself, and there would be no way to know if it would even be a change for the better. This excerpt was one trying to convey a communist utopia; a policy of working for the better of each other, not just for the individual alone. This concept of ending Individualism and beginning one class of people, is one that arises with each leader (especially communist) trying to change a society during this period of history....   [tags: essays research papers] 411 words
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Andrew Carnegie - 5162000 Over the last hundred years many great people have come and gone. Only a few of these people have etched a legacy in history that puts them in a category of being influential through out the entire century. To achieve this state of supreme centennial importance ones impact must benefit not only the people living in the present but must also positively affect the men and women of the near and distant future. Anyone who accomplishes this task should be named the most influential person of the Twentieth Century....   [tags: essays research papers] 746 words
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Andrew Carnegie - Andrew Carnegie Essay In the nineteenth century, when I hear the word Captain of Industry the name Andrew Carnegie comes to mind. Rather than being a Robber Baron, I believe Carnegie deserves the title Captain of Industry for many reasons. One reason would be that he came from being a poor young boy in Scotland, to being one of the richest men in America years after he and his family immigrated to the United States of America. The next reason would be that he provided many of his workers high earnings of money as well as how he funded certain public places....   [tags: Biography] 955 words
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Andrew Carnegie - A man of Scotland, a distinguished citizen of the United States, and a philanthropist devoted to the betterment of the world around him, Andrew Carnegie became famous at the turn of the twentieth century and became a real life rags to riches story. Born in Dunfermline, Scotland, on November 25, 1835, Andrew Carnegie entered the world in poverty. The son of a hand weaver, Carnegie received his only formal education during the short time between his birth and his move to the United States. When steam machinery for weaving came into use, Carnegie’s father sold his looms and household goods, sailing to America with his wife and two sons....   [tags: essays research papers] 1162 words
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Andrew Carnegie - Andrew Carnegie Andrew Carnegie was born in Dumferline, Scotland, in November of 1935. His parents were Will and Margaret Carnegie. He also had a brother, Tom. The main income for the geographic location where he grew up was weaving linen. The people who engaged in this type of employment considered this an art since it had relatively unchanged since medieval times. Andrew's father was one of those craftsmen. Since there had been so little change in this type of work, they were really caught off guard when machine production came around....   [tags: Biography Biographies Steel Essays] 1244 words
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Andrew Carnegie 3 - In the 19th century, America was significantly changed by a progressive movement which strived to gain an economic opportunity, religious morality, political honesty and social stability. The efforts of the famous progressives have shaped one of the most powerful nations in this world. The United States is ahead of most of other countries in the business world and continues to make the better products. Nevertheless, America wouldn’t be so economically strong without the contributions of Andrew Carnegie, the wealthy industrialist who showed the world a profitable and proper way to operate a business....   [tags: essays research papers] 1232 words
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Andrew Carnegie: The Man Behind the Steel - Andrew Carnegie: The Man Behind the Steel I chose to right about Andrew Carnegie for the two following reasons. The first being his Scottish heritage, and second being his close ties with the city of Pittsburgh. I happen to have some Scottish blood in me but more importantly I am from Pittsburgh. Andrew Carnegie’s story of rags to riches is slightly more inspiring than that of Henry Clay Frick, his partner. As a Scottish immigrant Carnegie made his ways through the ranks of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company....   [tags: American History Essays]
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Andrew Carnegie and the the Second Industrial Revolution - Andrew Carnegie and the the Second Industrial Revolution Andrew Carnegie, the “King of Steel”, the benevolent employer, the giant of industry, was among the greatest influences of the second industrial revolution. It is sometimes questioned whether Carnegie was the ruthless, sneaky steel tyrant some made him out to be, or the generous, benevolent education benefactor he appeared to be. I believe him to be a combination of both, but more so the great giant of industry. Carnegie was the classic rags to riches story, the penniless immigrant who made it big in the land of opportunity....   [tags: American History] 573 words
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Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller - 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 the market of their industries. Second, look at the similarities and differences in how both men achieved domination....   [tags: American History] 629 words
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Andrew Carnegie, John Davison Rockefeller, and John Pierpont Morgan: Captains of Industry - In the years following the Civil War, the American economy was suffering from extreme disorder. However, during the late 1800s and early 1900s, important leaders of American industry arose, essentially transforming the American financial system from chaos to efficiency. These powerful men shaped America into a world superpower and the country’s economy sparked jealous across the globe. Their contributions to business positively affected not only the United States’ economy, but society as well. Andrew Carnegie, John Davison Rockefeller, and John Pierpont Morgan reflect the mammoth industrial age of America....   [tags: Philanthropists, American Economy]
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Andrew Carnegie, Eugene V. Debs, and Horatio Alger - Andrew Carnegie, Eugene V. Debs, and Horatio Alger During the late nineteenth century rapid industrialization paved the way for extreme economical wealth of many business. In accordance with the overflowing wealth in the nineteenth century many individuals held similar but yet contrasting views toward the wealth that was created in the United States. Among these individuals were Andrew Carnegie, Eugene V. Debs, and Horatio Alger. One of the best-known philanthropists was the American industrialist Andrew Carnegie, who devoted the latter part of his life to giving away most of the huge fortune he had amassed in the steel industry....   [tags: essays research papers] 560 words
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Captains of Industry - ... By eventually buying out the majority of his competing steel mills through horizontal integration, Carnegie was able to exercise complete control over the steel industry, allowing for the vertical rise of cities through skyscrapers and the widespread use of steel for reinforced bridges, such as the St. Louis bridge (video). Similarly, Rockefeller was disgusted by the wasteful oil process. He hired chemists to reexamine the oil refining process and as a result developed the Standard Oil Company, which used similar tactics to Carnegie to gain complete monopoly over the industry....   [tags: Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller]
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Three Great Men that Embodied the American Dream - The American dream is based upon the drive to become successful in life. It is a social ideal that having both freedom and liberty will include opportunity for prosperity and success in America. America is the land of opportunity. We are the home of freedom and liberty. Any man, immigrant or native born, all want the same thing. That is to make money. The reason why I put so much emphasis on man is that during this period in America and when the American dream was the most emphasized was during the industrialization period....   [tags: Henry Ford, Andrew Carnegie, Benjamin Franklin]
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The Distribution of Wealth - Everyone has his or her own ideas of how wealth should be distributed properly. Some people believe wealth should be left to family, left for public services, or become the property of others. Others believe that people should not have excess wealth, resulting in non-existent class distinctions. An alternative view is that wealth is not distributed; instead, the wealthy continue to grow wealthier while those in poverty can not escape it and fall further into a life of poverty. The beliefs discussed above come from three different writers....   [tags: Andrew Carnegie, Karl Marx, Robert B Reich]
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Titans of the Twentieth Century - Titans of the Twentieth Century Throughout the course of history, many people have influenced the lives of the American people and the economic course of the United States. Although only a little over two hundred years old, the United States has rapidly gained its economic power through the great minds and incentives of its people. During the early twentieth century, many Americans saw the prosperity that America had to offer. John D. Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, and Andrew Carnegie took advantage of the growth of America and helped to shape the American business, economy, and society into what it is today....   [tags: John Rockefeller Andrew Carnegie Essays]
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American History - The year was 1878 was the beginning of Electricity. That year Thomas Edison had made the first affordable light bulb. That year he focused primarily to make a light bulb powered by electricity which was safe; something that scientist were trying to make and succeed since 1828 "Thomas Alva Edison." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 01 Dec. 2013.) With the help of J.P Morgan (financial banker) he founded his company. Edison soon later became quite famous around the world. His lighting systems were soon used to light the “Paris lighting exhibition” and the “Crystal palace of London” ("Thomas Alva Edison." History.com....   [tags: Andrew Carnegie, Electricity, Nikola Tesla]
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The Vast History of the Carnegie Science Center - ... He and his family arrived to United States in 1848. Carnegie began working at the age of 13 in Allegheny, Pennsylvania. He eventually became a telegraph messenger and then moved up and became an assistant to one of the most important railroad officials. He then learned the ropes of the railroad industry and business. In 1856, he became superintendent. Over the next 10 years, Carnegie became known as a steel tycoon and started his own steel company. He became establishing different plants throughout the country....   [tags: steel, philanthropy, museum] 545 words
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A Man Who Knew Balance: A Rags-to Riches Tale - ... His employees had been known to work long shifts that severely fell short reasonable standards of sanitation. Moreover, their salaries were diminutive. It was a not rare for strikes to assemble in protest of the conditions that many laborers were forced to work under. One of the most noteworthy strikes was the Homestead Strike of 1892. During this time, the Carnegie Steel Company had been generated vast amounts of profit, and workers wages had increased accordingly for quite a while. Finally, Carnegie decided to make wage cuts in his steel mills in Homestead, Pennsylvania....   [tags: Andrew Carnagie]
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The Use of Horizontal and Vertical Integration by Carnegie in the Industrialization Period - ... He owned a large portion of the American steel industry called the Carnegie Steel Company. His industry was one of the most profitable enterprises in the 1890’s. Carnegie had many great innovations, but one in particular was vertical integration which the source of the raw materials needed to compose his form of steel. Using vertical integration helped Carnegie and his employees know what exactly was going into Carnegie’s steel so it could be trusted. According to A E Networks (2013), “He wanted ownership of the resources he needed, their delivery system, and the final manufacturer of the product.” Later in his lifetime he sold his company to another large business owner, J.P....   [tags: company, own, business, wealth] 683 words
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Carnegie's Wealth Distribution Solution: Outdated or Outstanding? - Andrew Carnegie stated that the problem of our age is the proper administration of wealth and his opinion precisely reflects the real situation. Because it can be observed throughout history of human beings that usually majority was in such poverty, which barely enables them to survive. Carnegie was one of the richest men in the world of his times and maybe he knew as a successful businessman what the actual problem in distribution of wealth is. He has proposed possible solution of beneficial wealth distribution for this problem and it actually might work in his times....   [tags: community service, money donation, global economy] 1120 words
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Rich Families, Carnegie and Rockefeller, of Long Island Sound in the 1920's - ... At the age of fifty-eight Rockefeller retired and began to give away huge amounts of his money. Maybe one of his biggest accomplishments was the Rockefeller foundation. The Rockefeller Foundation was made to help out the povertized world and all the people in it. 1921- The foundation plans to go around the globe and are willing to spend 25 million to put up new schools. Some schools are in London, Madrid, Toronto and many other areas. 1923- A nurse program begins at Yale for 5 million dollars....   [tags: foundation, industrialists, investments]
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Fathers of the Businesses that Built America - At some point in time Carnegie and Frick were at a place where they had their employees working longer hours, harsher conditions, and less money that wasn’t suitable to live in. Frick knew that this would up the profits of the company but, he didn’t think that the employees would respond negatively to it. The employees were being severely overworked, which resulted in their lack of ability to perform the job the way they use to do them. The employees were so tired of the horrible working conditions and low wages that they went on strike, which is the last thing that managers want to deal with....   [tags: US business history, Carnegie]
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Taking a Look at the Captains of Industry - The results were worth the means because in the end throughout all the negative situations the captains of industry faced they were able to make America better and create what America is today. As the captains of industry started competing against each other, one man came out as the head of America and that was Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie's steel industry, Homestead, allowed for cities to grow with the advancement of steel, "Steel-cable suspension bridges, like the Brooklyn Bridge were built"(24)....   [tags: Andrw Carnegie, Henry Ford] 668 words
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Industrialization Causes Corruption in Businesses - ... A monopoly “ is an enterprise that is the only seller of a good or service. In the absence of government intervention, a monopoly is free to set any price it chooses and will usually set the price that yields the largest possible profit “ ( George J. Stigler, "Monopoly." The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. 2008.). Some ruthful tactics businesses did to become a monopoly was by establishing merges, pools, and trusts with other businesses. Pools were “gentlemen's agreements in which individual firms made a cartel agreement to share traffic or market rather than compete by prices” (George 81)....   [tags: creation of monopolies, Carnegie, Rockefeller] 884 words
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Post Civil War Homestead Strike - In the early working morning on July 6, 1892, silence overcame the Homestead Steel Works Mill in Pittsburg, as steel workers and laborers waited to defend their steel mill and their jobs. The Homestead Strike was small civil war between laborers and the businessmen who managed them … The American industrial revolution and the boom and bust economy post civil war produced this violent protest and strike against a steel metal factory owned by the successful Andrew Carnegie. Like many wealthy businessmen Carnegie sought out ways to maximize profit, thus he needed to change wages of the working class and or dismantle the unions protecting workers......   [tags: Carnegie, union, revolution] 537 words
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Andrew C - Andrew Carnegie was an intelligent Scottish immigrant that excelled in the steel and oil industries. He provided our country with inexpensive steel that allowed other industries to thrive. Carnegie was also a generous and well-known philanthropist. Andrew Carnegie was born in Dunfermline, Scotland November 25, 1835. His parents, William and Margaret Carnegie, were impoverished iron mill workers. They immigrated to the United States in search of employment and opportunities in 1848. Andrew Carnegie obtained a variety of occupations since his first arrival to America....   [tags: essays research papers] 1293 words
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Biography of Andrew Warhol - Biography of Andrew Warhol Born Andrew Warhol on August 6, 1928 (some sources say 1927), in Forest City, Pennsylvania, the son of a construction worker and miner from Czechoslovakia. He attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh from 1945-1949, receiving a bachelor of fine arts degree in pictorial design....   [tags: Papers] 862 words
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Robber Barons: Gates, Carnagie, Rockafeller, Vanderbilt - Robber Barons The robber barons of the early industrial age, and one modern day baron have been accused of creating monopolies over several different areas. The four barons focused upon are Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, Rockefeller, and Bill Gates. They have all created monopolies over their respected industry. These monopolies eliminated all opposition and left consumers with only one choice. First off is Cornelius Vanderbilt, he built his business with the New York railways. He built the New York Central System by the 1850’s, he also produced the largest steamboat fleet in the United States at that time....   [tags: essays research papers] 830 words
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Hurricane Andrew: The King of Destruction - Imagine sitting in your room, and on the phone. Maybe you are playing a game, like Angry Birds, or Cookie Clicker. Out of the blue, a hurricane rips apart your newly built house. Hurricanes can be deadly, and can cause a lot of damage if attention is not paid. “Anyone who says that they’re not afraid at the time of a hurricane is either a fool, a liar, or a little bit of both”-Anderson Cooper . Mr. Cooper is not alone on that quote. Natural disasters affect hundreds of thousands of people each year....   [tags: hurricanes, hurricane andrew, natural disasters]
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Andrew Lloyd Webber's Life and Work - Andrew Lloyd Webber was born on March 22, 1948. He composed many musicals throughout his lifetime including; “Evita”, “Phantom of the Opera”, and “Cats”. Webber grew up in South Kensington to parents William who was a professional in theory and composition at the Royal College of Music in England and Jean who was a singer and a violinist in the same school. By age three Webber was playing the violin. Then by age six he composed his own songs. Then by age nine he had a piece of music published in the magazine, “Music Teacher.” Thanks to Webber’s Aunt Vi who got him into theatre....   [tags: Andrew Lloyd Webber, ] 572 words
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Analysis of Andrew Tuplin's Virtual Morality - Virtual Morality In the short article titled “Virtual Morality” by Andrew Tuplin, Tuplin compares both video games and movies that violate moral beliefs according to the social norm. He argues the fact that technology is and will continue to challenge moral beliefs as well as the norm for what we see as acceptable in the real world. I for one see this issue to be harmful and threatening to the way we interact with the world on a daily basis. These so called “fantasy worlds” are confusing young minds and allowing them to create their own image to what is both morally right and wrong in society....   [tags: article analysis, andrew tuplin]
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Andrew Jackson - Andrew Jackson strongly opposed the Second National Bank of the United States. The Panic of 1819 was a key motivator for the destruction of the Second National Bank for Andrew Jackson and many Americans (Shepard Software “Andrew Jackson”); it left many Americans unemployed and hundreds of businesses bankrupt especially farming businesses. A lot of the blame of the Panic of 1819 was put onto the Second Bank of the United States (Remini, American Empire, 164), and Jackson strongly believed it was the bank’s fault....   [tags: Andrew Jackson Essays]
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The Party Messiah: Andrew Wilkes-Krier - Andrew W.K. is a man with absolutely no doubts about the bright future of society. Throughout the past decade that his persona has been a household regular, Mr. Wilkes-Krier has amassed a fairly large following, within which people refer to him as the Party King, Party God, Party Savior, or simply by his real name, Andrew Fetterly Wilkes-Krier. He is an idol for many and an inspiration for more, people who look up to him for advice, release from their everyday lives, or simply when they want to party and party hard....   [tags: Andrew Wilkes-Krier, Party King, Party God]
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President Andrew Jackson - Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, was born in the Waxhaw’s area near the border between North and South Carolina on March 15, 1767. Jackson's parents lived in North Carolina but historian’s debate on which side of the state line the birth took place. Jackson was the third child and third son of Scots-Irish parents. His father, also named Andrew, died as the result of a logging accident just a few weeks before the future president was born. Jackson's mother, Elizabeth ("Betty") Hutchison Jackson, was by all accounts a strong, independent woman....   [tags: Andrew Jackson] 1658 words
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Andrew Jackson's Democracy - Jackson’s version of democracy was in fact a democracy. He was not a very wealthy man, he owned a home and some land. Which was more than could be said about most Americans at the time. About ten percent of the Americans living there at that time owned enough land to vote. There was a law, stating that only white males with a good portion of land could vote in the presidential election. Andrew Jackson thought this system was so unfair, he created a new way to govern the citizens of the newly formed United States....   [tags: Andrew Jackson] 559 words
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How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie - How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie Dale Carnegie's book How to Win Friends and Influence People gives several proven methods and examples on how to succeed in the business world. The book's chapters are comprised of how to handle people, how to be a successful leader, and how to win people to your way of thinking. The preface provides several ideas and suggestions that will help the reader get the most out of the book. The author suggests that the reader keep an open mind, and also suggest some other reading materials that will also help....   [tags: Influence People Carnegies Business Essays] 2420 words
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To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell - To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell It is a metaphysical poem, which means its lyric contains many striking images, is very intense and uses strong metaphors. It is concerned with a young man who is trying to persuade a young woman to have sex with him by charming and rushing her into it because he only has one thing on his mind. In the poem he uses three different arguments, flattery, fear and passion to persuade her to his point of view. In the first section Andrew Marvell uses flattery, he does this by telling her that if he had all the time in the world he would use it by telling her how beautiful she is and stare into her eyes but he doesn't have this time and he knows this so he's...   [tags: Coy Mistress Andrew Marvell Essays] 1642 words
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Andrew Jackson's Campaign to Destroy the Bank of the United States - When Andrew Jackson decided to make his veto message regarding the Bank of The United States on July 10, 1832 one thing was on his mind: killing the Bank of The United States forever. This one event was the fuel Jackson used for his reconstruction of the U.S. It all started to unravel during his election of 1828. Several different "sects" within the different states were teaming up with one another to form a coalition of discontent for the President and his reconstruction. Like Thomas Jefferson before him, Andrew Jackson was a tried-and-true defender of American freedom committed to nothing so much as breaking the knot of political corruption and restoring integrity to republican institution...   [tags: Andrew Jackson Politics American History] 1255 words
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Analysis of To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell - Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress” is in my opinion an excellent poem about a subject matter we can all understand and most of us can relate to: a love just beyond reach. This is the primary reason I believe it is most suited to be in a college textbook. One of the hardest things to accomplish in a poem written for uninterested college students is making it understandable and enjoyable by the audience, but this poem does it very well. In doing so, however, it also includes several important elements of poetic language that will educate the reader while at the same time keeping him or her interested....   [tags: To His Coy Mistress, Andrew Marvell]
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Formalistic Approach To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell - The formalistic approach to an open text allows the reader to devour the poem or story and break down all the characteristics that make it unique. The reader is able to hear the text rather than read it, and can eventually derive a general understanding or gist of the text. "According to the Handbook of Critical Approaches to Literature "when all the words, phrases, metaphors, images, and symbols are examined in terms of each other and of the whole, any literary text worth our efforts will display its own internal logic" (Geurin 75)." When utilizing the formalistic approach, the reader must search in and out of the lines for point of view, form, imagery, structure, symbolism, style, texture...   [tags: To His Coy Mistress, Andrew Marvell] 983 words
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An Analysis of Andrew Sullivan's Let Gays Marry - "Let Gays Marry" is an article written by Andrew Sullivan arguing that homosexuals should be given the right to be legally married in the United States. In this essay, Sullivan argues that homosexuals have just as much right to marry as heterosexual couples. Sullivan argues that throughout US history that the definition of marriage has been altered several times to accommodate changing times, and that it is time to recognize gay's right to marry. Throughout the article, Sullivan uses several sources to back up his argument, but also makes several comments to weaken his argument....   [tags: Let Gays Marry Andrew Sullivan] 692 words
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Use of Allusions in Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress - The speaker in Andrew Marvell's 'To His Coy Mistress'; is a man who is addressing a silent listener, who happens to be his mistress. In this dramatic monologue the speaker tries to explain his feelings to his mistress. The speaker uses many allusions to empires and other objects, events and ideas that are not directly related to his feelings, in order to explain how he feels. He uses these allusions to exaggerate his feelings in order to clearly show them. After reading over the poem once, you get a sense of what the speaker is feeling....   [tags: Andrew Marvell To His Coy Mistress] 545 words
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Style and Tone in Two Poems: “To His Coy Mistress” by Andrew Marvell and “The Ruined Maid” by Thomas Hardy - In this essay I will compare two poems: “To His Coy Mistress” by Andrew Marvell and “The Ruined Maid” by Thomas Hardy. I will look at the style and the tones that are used in both of these poems in order to compare them. “To His Coy Mistress” is one-way argumentative conversation featuring one horny young man trying to convince his reluctant mistress to give up her virginity to him before she gets old. He uses the argument that she needs to have sex now because her youth and beauty will fade as she ages....   [tags: To His Coy Mistress, Andrew Marvell, Ruined Maid, ] 1070 words
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Choosing Carnegie Mellon University - When I started my college search, there were a couple of criteria I used to weed out schools. I looked for schools with strong science and engineering departments, as well as a strong music department. I also preferred school that my older friends have had good experiences at. Once I narrowed down my list to those schools, I started reading reviews. I became sold on a few schools; one college that particularly stood out to me was Carnegie Mellon University, both for its incredibly strong academics and good reviews....   [tags: college admission essay] 571 words
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Analysis of Class in Henry Fielding's Joseph Andrew - Fielding sates that in his novel Joseph Andrews that he aims to “ describe not men, but manners;not an individual, but a species”1. He goes on to state that his aim is “not to expose one pitiful wretch to the small and contemptible circle of his acquaintance, but to hold the glass to thousands in their closets, that they may contemplate their deformity, and endeavour to reduce it, and thus by suffering private mortification may avoid public shame”2. Here we can see that Fielding is suggesting that this novel will contain characters we will recognise and he hopes that in recognising certain characters and laughing at their supposed superiority that we in turn will look at ourselves and perh...   [tags: comparative, andrews, fielding]
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Why Carnegie Mellon? - I have always tried to look beyond the superficial as my parents endeavored to provide me with the mindset and resources to search for answers on my own. I was given an incredible degree of freedom to learn and to experiment; my dad often letting me loose on his desktop causing the poor machine to crash, unable to bear my adventures. As I carefully observed him open the machine to undo some of my doings, I was dumbfounded by the intricate view inside. How could such delicate fragments of hardware and complex software work together and yet be so easy to operate....   [tags: computer, experience, education] 583 words
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Dale Carnegie vs Horatio Alger - As Percy Bysshe Shelley said “There is no real wealth but the labor of man.” Often called the land of opportunity, the United States of America is known for its free market economy. In this free market economy, America has planted the seed for future entrepreneurs. Throughout time, this seed will eventually grow into a tree that will bear the fruits of one’s labor. However, many entrepreneurs have found different ways to cultivate this seed to bear fruit. Such two men named Dale Carnegie and Horatio Alger have given the world two of the most famous business philosophies....   [tags: hard work, dedication, philosophy]
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How to Wing Friends and Inlfuence People by Dale Carnegie - I chose “How to Win Friends and Influence People” – By Dale Carnegie. I enjoyed this book a lot more than I thought I would. I liked how Dale Carnegie talked about how to talk to other people in society but, he used his personal stories. Also, I liked how he separated the book into principles and not chapters it felt like it went faster. The principles are very helpful and very logical, this book made me look at society different and it made me realize how important little things are. In principle number 2 (Fulfill Others’ Desires to Feel Important) Dale Carnegie talks about how important it is to tell people that they are wanted, even spouses and children....   [tags: content personal analysis and opinion ] 811 words
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Rhetorical Elements in Helen Keller's Speech at Carnegie Hall - ... Several times throughout her speech she referenced children, factory workers. The Women’s Peace Party and the Labor Forum were present. Rhetorical Elements Pathos Keller used a variety of methods in her speech. The majority of her words used pathos. For example, Keller said “The future of America rests on the backs of 80,000,000 working men and women and their children. We are facing a grave crisis in our natural life. The few who profit from the labor of the masses want to organize the workers into an army which will protect the interests of the capitalists.” Here, she used pathos to elicit a scared or angry response from the reader, hoping that they would want to know how to prevent...   [tags: labor, pathos, ethos]
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Morgan, Carnegie, and Rockefeller - During the early 1900's three men arose from the populous to form a new breed of businessmen: the capitalist CEO. They were all men of who brought themselves from living lives of the ordinary, working, and dreaming of greater things, to actually living those dreams and conducting themselves in ruling over vast monetary empires. However, it has been discussed weather or not these men played important roles in the economical development of our country, or if they were just greedy men questing ever for the shine of gold, iron, oil, and the feel of cold cash between their fingers....   [tags: Entrepreneurs, CEO] 427 words
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Comparative View of Wealth Accumulation in America - The era that marked the end of civil war and the beginning of the twentieth century in the united states of America was coupled with enormous economic and industrial developments that attracted diverse views and different arguments on what exactly acquisition of wealth implied on the social classes in the society. It was during this time that the Marxist and those who embraced his ideologies came out strongly to argue their position on what industrial revolution should imply in an economic world like America....   [tags: economic and industrial development, wealth]
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Anaylsis of To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell - This poem has been written in the form of a request to the poet's coy (or shy) mistress, the grant his desire for them to make love. He argues that for to delay makes no sense because 'at my back I always hear/time's winged chariot hurrying along near'. Much of his argument is made through a series of hyperbole (h-p rb-l) A figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect, as in I could sleep for a year or This book weighs a ton. Here he is describing how slow they could move to consummate their love if there were no pressure of time....   [tags: To His Coy Mistress, Andrew Marvell] 1099 words
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Hurricane Andrew: Storm of the Century - Imagine that a family is sitting at home watching a calm game of baseball, when suddenly they realize that a massive wall of water is approaching the neighborhood. Where did this flash flood come from, a reader might ask. The wall of water was made by the raging winds and immense power of Hurricane Andrew. Hurricane Andrew was the second most expensive storm in history that destroyed over 250,000 homes in the states of Florida and Louisiana alone. Hurricane Andrew was not predicted to make landfall, so when it did many civilians did not have any ideas that the Hurricane was coming until it was almost too late....   [tags: Disaster Preparedness]
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Andrew Jackson: A Great Leader? - ... in 1796 he was elected the first representative in the U.S house of representative from Tennessee. The next year, in 1797, Andrew Jackson was elected to have a chair in the senate, but then he resigned after eight moths later. In 1998, was also elected to be a judge of the Tennessee supreme court, and was only in that position for six years. In 1804, he bought an expensive land that had a plantation, and his mansion which was nicknamed “the hermitage”. He had grown cotton, and had an abundant amount of slaves, and then he became planting elite....   [tags: lawyer, war, military, people, polices] 990 words
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The Effects of Hurricane Andrew - In the six years that I live in the United States, I have never seen a hurricane. In my country, Peru, hurricanes are not known. Although I have heard a lot of them, I do not have really an idea of how it is a hurricane. All I know about the hurricanes is what I have seen on TV or have read in books. According to historians, Christopher Columbus wrote the first known report of a hurricane, after he sailed into the storm in 1495 on the second of his voyages to the Americas. Probably the most frequently mentioned hurricanes are the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935, and Katrina of 2005, but Andrew of 1992 is much known too, because they say, was in its time the most tragic and costly of all the stor...   [tags: personal reflections and experience] 976 words
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Andrew Jackson: A Man of Contradition - Andrew Jackson has been described as a great hero of his time and a man who was atrocious and would destroy the Union. Andrew Jackson accomplished a great number of things during his life but some of his actions were quite questionable. Looking from the present to the past gives insight into areas where the events can be examined more objectively. However, it is vital when examining past events to keep in mind the mindsets of the past. People had a different point of view and a different perspective than the current one....   [tags: Biography ]
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A Brief Biography of Andrew Jackson - ... Andrew Jackson was also a major part of the army at the time. He was appointed commander of the Tennessee militia in 1801 with the rank of colonel and later elected major general of the same militia in 1802. Jackson was also a part of the war of 1812; he was against the United Kingdom, so when the United Kingdom threatened New Orleans he was quick to take command. He was strict officer but an affective one. Thus how he developed the nick name “old hickory” because they said he was as tough as a hickory tree....   [tags: influential American presidents] 589 words
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Andrew Jackson: Not for the People - Andrew Jackson, our seventh president, is often called “The People’s President”. However, history has remembered the popular things he did but ignored the horrific deeds he committed. He should not deserve his title as “The People’s President” as his strongly biased opposition to the national bank and his aggressive action and supposed “solution” in the Nullification Crisis had widespread harmful effects throughout America. The Indian Removal Acts of 1830 are some of the darkest moments in out country’s history....   [tags: American History] 854 words
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The Presidency and Ideologies of Andrew Jackson - Andrew Jackson’s Ideologies and presidency engulf a large part of the 19th century. In his plight to rid the country of corruption he not only transformed the American system, but he also motivated others to reform society. Robert Remini’s stated that “reformers were intent on raising the life of man by putting it in harmony with his idea of the Beautiful and the Just.” This statement truly explains the different reforms that develop politically, economically, socially, and culturally during the Jackson era....   [tags: US History]
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Andrew Wyeth's The Blue Door - The Blue Door was painted by American artist Andrew Wyeth on a 29” by 21” piece of watercolor paper. In this painting, he used aquarelle as it currently lies in the Delaware Art Museum along with his other works; Tennant Farmer, Hussey’s House and Arthur Cleveland. The Blue Door was finished in the spring of 1952 and purchased from Wyeth on the 23rd of September the same year. The floor and walls are mainly composed of wooden/ ceramic panels parallel to each other. The surface of each (floor and walls) are implied to have gone though many decades untouched and unfixed as they are rough and dirty....   [tags: Art]
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