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The Gospel Of Wealth By Andrew Carnegie

- To Have Wealth There Is a Long Way, Let Me Start Walking. Between poverty and success are many steps that people have to overcome to be successful. People who live in poverty have to solve first base things such as food, health, the place to live, and so on. Compered poor people with other people who have base things, poor people have a big challenge to be successful. Living in poverty can affect the way people think, their motivation led to them to lack goals because the see the big way to be successful....   [tags: Poverty, Want, Andrew Carnegie]

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Andrew Carnegie And The Homestead Strike

- Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick and the Homestead Strike Industrialists Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick could not have come from more different backgrounds. Carnegie was born in the Scottish town of Dunfermline to a very poor family in 1835. When he was 12 years old, his father, a weaver, decided to move the family to the United States in search of better prospects, arriving at what was then the municipality of Allegheny, Pennsylvania, now part of Pittsburgh’s North Side. By that time, Pittsburgh was already known as a major center for the production of steel and other metals....   [tags: Andrew Carnegie, Homestead Strike]

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The Great Andrew Carnegie Born

- The beginning was very meager for young Andrew Carnegie born in a small town named Dunfermline in Scotland on November 25th 1835. His father was a hand loom weaver with an immense shroud of pride in his trade and his mother a seamstress who worked with local shoemakers. (Bio. A&E Television Networks) The family was able to survive comfortably for the early years of young Andrews’s life by working in the trades they were skilled in until industry spread to Dunfermline. Andrew’s morals and personality was developed early on in life....   [tags: Andrew Carnegie, Homestead Strike]

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Andrew Carnegie And The Rise Of Big Business

- During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the strength of the U.S. economy began transitioning from agricultural to industry. A variety of factors sparked this industrial revolution, but the genius industrial leaders, particularly Andrew Carnegie, allowed big business to take over and dominate the economy. As evidenced in Andrew Carnegie and the Rise of Big Business by Harold C. Livesay, Carnegie mastered and understood the organizational structures and technological factors necessary to run a profitable business....   [tags: Andrew Carnegie, Homestead Strike]

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Andrew Carnegie : An Obscure Dream Seeker From Scotland

- Andrew Carnegie was a multimillionaire tycoon who, along with the likes of John Rockefeller and J.P. Morgan, is ranked highly in the pantheon of American industrialists. He innovated and perfected the process of “horizontal integration” in industry and made a fortune selling his massively successful Carnegie Steel Corporation at the turn of the 20th century. However, there is more that paints the picture of this man’s success than his industrial pursuits. His origins as an obscure dream seeker from Scotland are what make his rise to fame and fortune all the more endearing....   [tags: Andrew Carnegie, Philanthropy]

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Andrew Carnegie 's Theory Of The Great Gatsby

- “You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he be willing to climb a little himself.” This was Andrew Carnegie’s theory that gave him his rise to power in the late 1800’s as well as his immense wealth. Although a native of Scotland, Carnegie moved to America at age 12 on borrowed money with his mother, father, and younger brother. Throughout his life, he constantly worked hard to provide for his impoverished family, saving money little by little to pay back the money they owed for their voyage to America....   [tags: Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Steel Company]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Andrew Carnegie : The Man Of Wealth

- 1. The writer of this document is Andrew Carnegie. Andrew Carnegie was born in 1835 in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania to a happy family of weavers. Although Andrew Carnegie did not make his fortune in weaving, it took the death of his father in 1855 to kick start his mindset to the importance of school and learning. He began to study theatre and drama and got his first job at a telegraph office as the messenger boy. Soon after he became the secretary to the superintendent of the Pennsylvania Railroad, which in this time period would have been a great job considering the importance of the railways during this time....   [tags: Poverty, Working class, Wealth, Middle class]

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The Gospel Of Wealth : Andrew Carnegie

- The Gospel of Wealth Reality In Andrew Carnegie’s “The Gospel of Wealth” he outlines what the rich man’s responsibilities to the public is regarding his wealth. Andrew Carnegie was one of his times wealthiest men and wrote this in 1889. He states that, “Our duty is with what is practicable now-with the next step possible in our day and generation. It is criminal to waste our energies in endeavoring to uproot, when all we can profitably accomplish is to bend the universal tree of humanity a little in the direction most favorable to the production of the good fruit under existing circumstances (Carnegie 23-24).” In his writing he talks about the best way to dispose of the wealth one has acqu...   [tags: Wealth, Poverty, Distribution of wealth]

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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]

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Andrew Carnegie : A Powerhouse

- Andrew Carnegie: A Philanthropical Powerhouse As the great Andrew Carnegie once said, “The man who dies thus rich dies disgraced.” Carnegie has invoked passion in many people with his never-ending persistence, ingenious investment skills, and his dignified work as a philanthropist. Andrew Carnegie was born into a poverty struck family on November 25, 1835 in Dunfermline, Scotland (Carnegie 2). Although Carnegie had little education, he was determined to persevere and not become a weaver like his father....   [tags: Debt, Credit card, Credit history]

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Andrew Carnegie And Walter Rauschenbusch

- Andrew Carnegie and Walter Rauschenbusch represent two opposing sides in the integration of Christian faith into society. Carnegie’s Gospel of Wealth stated that the rich must reinvest their earnings into social programs that would benefit the poor without providing excess money that would enable them to spend frivolously on items that would not actually improve their overall situation. In contrast, Rauschenbusch was more concerned with the physical well being of those in lower classes. Both men wrote their works as a moral response to the rapid changes industrialization produced in their economies; similarly, today’s economy is rapidly changing as a result of technological development....   [tags: Religion, Morality, Economics, Social Gospel]

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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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Ethics Vs. Morality : Andrew Carnegie

- Ethics vs. Morality What are your thoughts on Andrew Carnegie and his way of incorporating the word “Gospel” in his work. Does this automatically make him a person who seems to emphasize morality and ethics. Carnegie believed that industrialization was the beginning of the distinction between the “wealthy” and the “poor” social classes. Robert Reich and Carnegie would most likely agree on the average man having the opportunity to thrive. However, Carl Marx and Carnegie views on property, wealth, and competition were complete opposites....   [tags: Working class, Social class, Marxism, Bourgeoisie]

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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]

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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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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]

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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

- A penny saved may be a penny earned, just as a penny spent may begin to better the world. Andrew Carnegie, a man known for his wealth, certainly knew the value of a dollar. His successful business ventures in the railroad industry, steel business, and in communications earned him his multimillion-dollar fortune. Much the opposite of greedy, Carnegie made sure he had what he needed to live a comfortable life, and put what remained of his fortune toward assistance for the general public and the betterment of their communities....   [tags: money, philanthropy, world peace]

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Andrew Carnegie 's A Man Of Change And Philanthropy

- As a man who lived on both sides of the economic spectrum of his time, Andrew Carnegie saw himself as a man of change and philanthropy. He believed himself to be the one to diminish the theory of Social Darwinism and help other lower class workers go from “rags to riches.” Carnegie recognized the fairness and legitimacy of America’s rising system of social classes, however he wanted to do his part to help those who were struggling because of his past as a lower class man. While Carnegie had good intentions, his actions were not made out to be as helpful as he had planned....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Sociology]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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The Labor Market Of A Textile Worker

- Reading Journal 1 The first document I decided to cover was document 19-1, A Textile Worker Explains the Labor Market. This particular document focuses on mule spinner Thomas O’Donnell as he explains his current work and living situation to Senator Henry W. Blair in 1883. The document, which is in a transcript form, details the living conditions that O’Donnell is forced to live in during this time period. He goes on to explain that him, his wife, and two children are very poor due to the fact he hasn’t had steady work in the last 3 years....   [tags: Poverty, Wealth, Andrew Carnegie]

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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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The Mill Steel Strike

- Homestead Steel Strike The Homestead Steel Strike occurred in June of 1892. The strike took place in Homestead Pennsylvania and involved the Carnegie Steel Company and the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steen Workers (the AA). The Leader of Carnegie Steel Company was Mr. Andrew Carnegie. His company produced such cheep materials that creations like bridges and skyscrapers were not only feasible but affordable. He was creating a revolutionary period for steel and iron factories. The Amalgamated Association was an American labor union formed in 1876 to represent iron and steel workers....   [tags: Andrew Carnegie, Homestead Strike, Trade union]

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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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An Industrial Worker At The Mccormick Harvester

- First let’s start by discussing the history Haymarket. Being an industrial worker during this time was an extremely taxing job. Wages were low, work days were long, and working conditions were dangerous. Due to all of these factors strikes were defiantly not uncommon. On May 3rd a strike at the McCormick Harvester Works in Chicago took place. The police ended up firing into the crowd, killing four people and wounding many more. In response to this incident on May 4th about 1,000 (but due to the rain only a few hundred stayed) laborers met in Haymarket square for what was suppose to be a peaceful protest....   [tags: Black people, White people, Andrew Carnegie]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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The Field Experience During The William R. Oliver Special Library

- The field experience took place in the William R. Oliver Special Collections department at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Oakland location under the archivist, Greg Priore. The field experience primarily focused on learning about proper conduction of the department with the public, creating and analyzing finding aids with archives, as well as other things of note as they appeared. The time period of the field experience took place from September to November resulting in ten hours total. Due to the incomplete collection processing and finding aid creation, volunteer work is still being performed following the completion of the field experience requirement....   [tags: Library, Public library, Carnegie library]

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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]

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Warhol : An Innovator Of Something Really Takes Time And Patience

- Miriam Jackson Professor Curtis ART 306 11/23/2014 Andy Warhol Pre- Innovator Being an innovator of anything really takes time and patience. There is also an understood risk that comes with inventing anything. There is a huge risk that the general population will not like what you are presenting to them. Innovator are the people that will take the biggest risks, but they are the ones that enjoy the biggest success if their idea is accepted. Any Warhol was a person that enjoyed the biggest success as people accepted and embraced him....   [tags: Andy Warhol, Pop art, Carnegie Mellon University]

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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]

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A Lecture At Carnegie Mellon University

- Randy Pausch was a man who found much success in his life. He received his bachelors degree from Brown University, and went on to earn his Ph.D in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University, later becoming a professor there. He had been employed with major companies, such as Adobe Systems and Walt Disney Imagineering. In September 2006, Randy Pausch discovered that he had terminal pancreatic cancer, and was given 3-6 months to live. He underwent a pancreaticoduodenectomy to remove the tumor from his pancreas, but by August 2007 the cancer had returned....   [tags: Carnegie Mellon University, Randy Pausch]

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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]

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Analysis Of Carnegie 's ' The Great Gatsby '

- There are two big things that I know Dale Carnegie for. First is his insight on how to win people over and second is his insight on how to stop worrying. The following Dale Carnegie quotes are insights into both of those things. I think he knew that if you stop worrying so much, you become more likable anyway, which makes all these Dale Carnegie quotes great for helping you win more people over. 1. Have Fun In Everything "People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing." This is so important to remember....   [tags: Anxiety, Worry, 2008 albums, Dale Carnegie]

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Andrew Jackson And His Indian Wars

- Andrew Jackson is often referred to as one of America’s greatest presidents. Yet, evaluating his presidency has proven to be a problematic undertaking. Weighing his accomplishments against his tribulations is often conflicting. Having written three volumes and six novels on the life and presidency of Andrew Jackson, Robert V. Remini (1921-1913) is regarded as a Jacksonian authority. In Andrew Jackson & His Indian Wars (2001), Robert V. Remini unearths many of the atrocities committed against Native Americans by Jackson....   [tags: Andrew Jackson]

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Andrew Jackson : Good Or Bad?

- Andrew Jackson: Good or Bad. Andrew Jackson was the seventh president of the United States and was one of the most controversial presidents ever. Jackson initially gained national fame through his role in the War of 1812, where he led a victory over the British at the Battle of New Orleans. Three year laters, Jackson invaded the Spanish-Florida territory which directed to the Adams-Onis Treaty. Although Andrew Jackson proved to be a great military strategist, his unneeded hostility, which was brought out in the Spoils System, the Indian Removal Act, and the ongoing feud with the National Bank, ultimately classify him as poor president....   [tags: Andrew Jackson, United States]

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The Legacy Of Andrew Jackson

- Andrew Jackson is one of the most controversial presidents. Many regard him as a war hero, the father of the Democratic Party, an inspiring leader, and a spokesman for the common man. While there is plenty to praise about the seventh president, his legacy is tarnished by his racism, disregard for the law of the land, cruelty towards the Native Americans, and ruthless temper. Jackson was an intriguing man who was multi-faceted. One must not look at a singular dimension, and cast judgment on him as a whole....   [tags: Andrew Jackson, Nullification Crisis]

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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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The Trail Of Tears By Andrew Jackson

- The Trail of Tears was a horrific time in history from the Cherokee Indians. May 18, 1830 was the beginning of a devastating future for the Cherokee Indians. On that day congress officially passed Andrew Jackson’s Indian removal act. This policy granted President Andrew Jackson the right to force the Cherokee tribe consisting of about 13,000 people off of their reservations consisting of about 100 million acres east of the Mississippi River in the Appalachian Mountains and to attend a long and torturous journey consisting of about 1,200 miles within nine months until they reached their new home, a government-mandated area with in present-day Oklahoma....   [tags: Andrew Jackson, Trail of Tears, Cherokee]

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Andrew Jackson 's President Of The United States

- Andrew Jackson was the 7th President of the United States. He would serve two presidential terms. Jackson became a famous figure because of his efforts in the war of 1812. For his time in office from 1829-1837, Jackson created many enemies and was considered a tyrant. Today not much is mentioned about Andrew Jackson. However, a picture of him has been found in most American’s pockets since 1928. The act to remove the former president has caused people to discuss why he should remain and why he might even deserve to put on the bill....   [tags: Andrew Jackson]

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Andrew Jackson And The Bank War

- In this study, the author familiarizes The Bank of the United States and Andrew Jackson 's fabrication of an anticipating war, which inadvertently saves America. During the 1820’s and 1830’s, The Bank War, a war between the Bank of the United States and President Andrew Jackson, resulted beneficially to America 's future for numerous reasons. Jackson set standards and pushed boundaries, creating larger presidential responsibilities. The Bank of the United States, which earned a prevailing bad reputation along with a substantial amount of animosity, was abolished....   [tags: Andrew Jackson, President of the United States]

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The Legacy Of Andrew Jackson

- Throughout history, the United States have clung to their founding values, such as freedom and equality, with brute force. Today, with these values still just as prevalent as they were back then it is decidedly so that the legacy Andrew Jackson left behind is not the best fit to be represented on our currency. A man who was too headstrong and selfish and wrongfully followed his own personal agenda doing whatever he pleased, including mass murder, and does not even support the idea of paper money is hardly the person qualified to personify our great country and its legal tender....   [tags: Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren]

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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, ]

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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 Was Not Democratic

- All hail King Andrew Jackson. In the election of 1824, presidential candidate Andrew Jackson had lost to John Quincy Adams, son of former president John Adams, in a brutal campaign war. Jackson sought revenge and did everything to sabotage Adams term as president, including branding his presidency the “corrupt bargain”, and giving his wife so much grief that she died. When Jackson finally became president and defeated Adams in 1828 his mantra was that the voice of the People must be heard, however many felt that he did not live up to his mantra....   [tags: Andrew Jackson, United States, John Quincy Adams]

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Andrew Jackson, The American Presidents

- Andrew Jackson, The American Presidents. (Sean Wilentz, 2005). Reviewed by Amber Peevey. The author of the book I reviewed is name Sean Wilentz. He is a history teacher at Princeton University. He began teaching there in 1979. Wilentz lives in Princeton, New Jersey. Sean Wilentz is currently 65 years old. Mr. Wilentz has written many books on historical subjects. History is something that he has studied for many years. He has written a biography series on all the presidents, including the one I reviewed....   [tags: Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, Indian removal]

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The Legacy Of Andrew Jackson

- Andrew Jackson was born on March 15, 1767.Before he became the seventh president of United Sate in 1829, he was a national war hero after defeating the British in New Orleans during the War of 1812. And before he was a national war hero, he was a landowner and a lawyer. Jackson became the seventh president after winning the presidential election in 1829. He was known as the “Common Man,” a political leader who worked his way up to the top from the bottom, and given the nickname as “Old Hickory,” because of his toughness and his fiery iron will....   [tags: Andrew Jackson, United States, John C. Calhoun]

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Andrew Jackson 's Influence On Society

- Andrew Jackson Many of our early leaders of our country like Andrew Jackson have made a huge impact in history and in our society today. Some people would disagree and argue that Jackson was a very cruel, horrid man who was nothing but selfish and greedy and he did whatever he could do to get what we wanted in life and it did not matter what the consequences were. But what they do not know is that during “The Age of Jackson”, it helped shape the national agenda that we lacked and also fix our American policies that we did not enforce....   [tags: Andrew Jackson, President of the United States]

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The Legacy Of Andrew Jackson 's Legacy

- Andrew Jackson’s legacy has proved many things about him, his ambition, talent and ability to get the job done has shaped a future for America although not necessarily in a good way. Along with the highlights of his legacy the downfalls may over shadow them, his actions alone with the trail of tears were detrimental to the Native American people, along with his ill temperament and controversial acts of racism. His inability to follow the guidelines that we still use and respect today, a man who is a poster boy for all those things isn’t fit to personify what it means to be an American....   [tags: Andrew Jackson, Trail of Tears, Cherokee]

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The Movie Finding Nemo By Andrew Stanton

- This is a film commentary on the movie Finding Nemo by Andrew Stanton. It is about a clown fish named Marlin (Albert Brooks). He’s very overprotective about his son Nemo (Alexander Gould) and carefully watches his every move. Marlin’s wife was killed when a barracuda came to their reef and murdered her and all their eggs of baby clownfish. But there was only one egg that was found hurt. That last egg was Nemo. That left Marlin being the widower and having to take care of Nemo on his own. He learned to become a mother and a father to take care of Nemo....   [tags: Finding Nemo, Clownfish, Andrew Stanton]

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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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Andrew Jackson : Reckless Disregard For The Citizens Of The United States

- Andrew Jackson has been charged with the following crimes: Article 1: Reckless disregard for the economic interests of the citizens of the United States Article 2: Reckless disregard for the principle of separation of powers, and specifically disregarding the authority of the Supreme Court. Article 3: Reckless disregard for the authority of the states, and unlawfully using the power of federal government to suppress that authority. Based on the evidence given by defense and the witnesses; Andrew Jackson is found not guilty of reckless disregard for the economic interests of the citizens of the United States....   [tags: United States, Andrew Jackson]

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