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    Robber Baron Dbq

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    During the late 19th century, the control of industrialists increased substantially. Robber Barons were known as businessmen who robbed people of their money. People such as Andrew Carnegie, who was very successful in the steel industry and John Rockefeller who came up with the Standard Oil Company are just a few examples. Andrew Carnegie wrote the “Gospel of Wealth” which justified the methods of their management. Although some of their methods were questionable, “Robber Baron” is not an appropriate label for the industrialists who dominated American industrial development from 1877 to 1900. Individuals as such are intelligent and are praised because so and are looked up to in society; while ones that acquire fame and greed are not. One of the major benefits that Rockefeller, a person who was known as a “robber baron” contributed to society is his donations. By the time of his death in 1937, Rockefeller donated over $506 billion dollars in multiple…

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    for manufactured goods increased a great deal in the United States and more and more people invested in industrial pursuits. People were finding quicker and cheaper ways to build more products in a mass production. Entrepreneurs took advantage of these and learned to organize and fund a business which helped their economic situations skyrocket if they played their cards right. The people of this time who were not making as much money as quickly, felt as though the wealthy were getting paid in…

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    In late 19th century America, countless industrialists were accused of using unscrupulous or dishonest methods of hoarding wealth and building monopolies. Examples of these accused captains of industry include John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, and J.P. Morgan, nicknamed "Robber Barons." While many consumers and competitors were quick to attack these powerful businessmen, their primary interest was merely to build on the success of their companies, and reach their full potential. Many were…

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    During the mid to late 19th century, the term “Robber Baron” came into use. It was used to describe capitalist men who ran big businesses and allegedly acquired their vast fortunes from questionable and unethical business practices. The unethical practices regularly consisted of exploiting workers, including children, with low wages and long, hard hours in unacceptable working conditions; influencing government and elections, thus furthering the corruption of the government; buying out…

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    Over the centuries, there have been countless conflicts to carry through time, such as war and battles. One conflict still carries through to today: should the Industrial leaders of the late 19th century be characterized more as “captains of industry” or “robber barons?” Two prominent figures to be noted are Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller. Neither was born into wealth, but rather, they earned it themselves through their success in the oil and steel businesses. But the question here is…

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    The robber barons did take advantage of others misfortune. They capitalized on the fact that there was little regulations in place governing pay and worker's rights. They did have a lot of power and wealth and used it to control the labor market and stifle competition. Andrew Carnegie had humble beginnings, at age thirteen he emigrated to the United States from Scotland. He created a company that controlled every aspect of steel production. Which at this time time was a huge deal with the…

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    In late 19th century America, countless industrialists were accused of using unscrupulous or dishonest methods of hoarding wealth and building monopolies. Examples of these accused captains of industry include John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, and J.P. Morgan, nicknamed "Robber Barons." While many consumers and competitors were quick to attack these powerful businessmen, their primary interest was merely to build on the success of their companies, and reach their full potential. I believe…

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    During the mid to late 19th century, the term “Robber Baron” came into use. It was used to describe capitalist men who ran big businesses and acquired their vast fortunes from questionable and unethical business practices. The unethical practices they took part in included exploiting workers, including children, with low wages and long, hard hours in unacceptable working conditions, influencing government and elections, thus furthering the corruption of the government, buying out competitors…

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    He was much closer to the lives of these men, but he was writing during the time of the Great Depression. This turns off readers, because he was unable to see what business and the United States government was able to do during and after the Great Depression that had long lasting ties to the industrial men and their companies. Josephson did a great job of teaching to readers that the men in the book were real Robber Barons in the effort they gave to influence the whole business. Josephson made…

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    Before I explain how Andrew Carnegie is a robber baron I should explain what a robber baron is which would be an unscrupulous, plutocrat to which runs a business with ruthless means and does things that are to only further benefit ones self and may harm others or the community. There are a many examples on why Carnegie is a robber baron some include ways he obtained his capital, another is treatment of his customer basis and the last is the environment of his workers . My first point is how…

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