Marxism Industrial Revolution

analytical Essay
721 words
721 words

Capitalism was a very strong form of government in fact, it was so strong that it was one of the factors that led to the evolution of the Industrial Revolution. Capitalism is a form of government where it’s based on open competition in a free market, in which individuals and companies own the means of production and operate for profit. The Industrial Revolution that began in 1780 in England, was a time shift from using hand tools to machines producing the demands of humans. Through the growth of capitalism, much of society began to question themselves whether the effects of capitalism on society, the nature of human beings, and the ideal social and economic situation was unjust or not. Karl Marx and Andrew Carnegie were two people who disagreed …show more content…

Marxism view human nature as a myth like it didn’t exist. Marxism believed that the we are dependent and that the only thing close to “human nature” is desire for self-fulfillment. This means that humans are able to manipulate the environment in order to satisfy our needs and we can only achieve this with active production (work) by interacting with other humans. “Workers of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains” Marx believes that as time goes on the proletarians who have been stripped of their rights will sooner or later revolt against the upper class meaning they revolt against …show more content…

It is through his effort of creating Americas largest steel industry that he become one of the wealthiest entrepreneurs in the 19th century. Since the Industrial Revolution began to replace hand made products most of the workers lost their job positions and Andrew’s father was one of those people. His mother then began to support the family by opening up a small shop. Andrew Carnegie notices the hard work his parents are doing to support his family; it is then that he realizes what the true meaning of poverty really meant. Andrew who comes from a family that believes hard work is the key to success that in the future he begins to help out the “poor”. Andrew Carnegie who met Thomas A. Scott (business person, railroad executive, and industrialist) becomes really close that he manages to become his right hand man. After the Civil War

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that capitalism is a form of government where individuals and companies own the means of production and operate for profit.
  • Analyzes how karl marx disagreed with capitalism and the effects that it will bring amongst society. the communist manifesto discusses that through capitalism the bourgeoisie benefit of the proletarians.
  • Explains marx's theory of marxism where he discusses the imbalances of the working and ruling class.
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