Why Is Andrew Carnegie A Hero

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Andrew Carnegie is a hero because he helped the community a lot. Although he didn’t treat his workers as good as possible, he donated back to the community a lot and produced a lot of steel to better the world.

In the year of 1889 Andrew Carnegie owned Carnegie Steel Corporation, the largest of its kind in the world. Instead of buying iron he bought the iron mines. Instead of paying someone to ship the iron to his factory, he bought the boat. Andrew reduced the cost of steel which was a big part in helping make buildings and other things that needed steel to make. People are asking, was he a hero? Carnegie was a hero, because he helped develop america into what it is today.

In document 5 it explains and shows how Carnegie controlled nearly all of the Mesabi Iron ore fields, which would be cheaper for him instead of buying iron from other iron fields to supply his company. Some people view this as a bad thing, but after he had bought out these fields he had reduced the price of steel for construction companies. I look at this in a good way, because it has helped us make america into what it is today.
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In document 9 it shows how generous he was with the money he makes. He gave a lot of money to many different places. The list of places he has donated to was Princeton University, TIAA, Dunfermline Trust, Homestead Relief Fund, Church organs, Carnegie Peace Endowment, Universities of Scotland, Teachers’ Pension Fund, Carnegie Institution, Free public libraries, and Carnegie Corporation. His total giving overall was

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