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  • The Industrialization Of Andrew Carnegie And The Industrial Revolution

    Carnegie was born in Dunfermline, Scotland in 1835. Dunfermline was one of the few Scottish towns relatively unaffected by the Industrial Revolution at that time. The primary livelihood in Dunfermline “depended on the hand weaving,” which essentially remained “unchanged since its medieval origins”(8). However, the nature of the craft made it “particularly susceptible to machine competition”(8). Carnegie’s father, Will, was a hand weaver who fell victim to the machine competition of the industrial revolution. Andrew, as a child, had looked up to his father as Will was a known Radical and Chartist, however that soon changed. In 1836, he had a successful year and moved his family into a new house, but in 1843 he lost steady employment because of a power mill that had opened in Dunfermline. Will Carnegie was as unadaptable to the new, industrial world as Andrew was adaptable to it. Soon after the power mill was installed, it became painfully clear that the Carnegies had no opportunities left in Scotland. In 1848, the Carnegies sailed to the United States in hopes of finding wealth, just as many immigrants hope of finding their own American dream…

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  • How Is Andrew Carnegie Successful

    become filthy rich. In the 1800’s it was much more difficult to become a millionaire. However, a select few conquered this achievement. Andrew Carnegie was one of these select few. He became one of the first “captains of industry” in America. Being successful, Andrew Carnegie made his fortune by living out his dream in the growing nation. Andrew Carnegie was born on November 25, 1835. He was born in Dunfermline, Scotland. He was proud of his Scottish heritage. Carnegie once said, “it’s a God’s…

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  • Andrew Carnegie Immigration

    States. During the late 1800s, millions people immigrated to America fleeing religious, racial, and political persecution, or seeking relief from a lack of economic opportunity. Among these men and women, was Scottish immigrant Andrew Carnegie and his parents, Margaret and Will Carnegie. Economic, social, and political effects of immigration on America have caused controversy regarding ethnicity, economic benefits, and settlement patterns. These effects influenced the Carnegie’s journey to the…

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  • Was Andrew Carnegie A Hero

    Did you know that Andrew Carnegie gave away around 350 million dollars. Andrew Carnegie Grew poor in Dunfermline, Scotland, but in 1901 he was the richest man in America. Andrew Carnegie's philanthropy made him a hero because he gave large amounts of money away, he gave jobs to others, and because of his motto. One reason he was a hero was that he gave away large amounts of money. Carnegie gave away around 350 million dollars to other people. Carnegie was the top money giver; twice as much as…

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  • Compare Rockefeller And Carnegie As Captains Of Industry

    I would define men like Rockefeller and Carnegie as “Captains of Industry”. Rockefeller's impact on the American economy demands recognition. He took advantage of the loophole in the Union draft law by purchasing a substitute to avoid military service. In the 19th century. Rockefeller introduced techniques that totally reshaped the oil industry as Kerosene and how can crude oil be converted to it. He used all methods to reduce the price of oil to his consumers as rebates. He gained many…

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  • Andrew Carnegie's Contribution To Industry

    Proverbs 21:26 states, “All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing.” Andrew Carnegie, a businessman that overcame a life of poverty, devoted most of his life’s earnings to others. He did this without asking for anything in return. Though he impacted American industry significantly, Andrew Carnegie 's greatest contributions came through his philanthropy, which benefitted millions of people. Carnegie began learning about giving from his early life. Andrew Carnegie…

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  • The Immigrant's Impact On The Steel Industry

    America was shaped by immigrants and their ideas. Immigrant’s have had a big impact on America and our daily life’s wild would not be the same. One inventor that has had lots of impact on our life’s is Andrew Carnegie who had impact on the steel industry. Andrew was a immigrant from Dunfermline, Scotland. Kennedy and Quinlan might have the same point of view of America and be writing about the same thing but, there are many differences also. Some of the things that the authors do similar is…

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  • The Hero Of Andrew Carnegie: A Hero

    Would a person who is willing to donate millions of dollars to one community have the right to be called a hero? Usually the answer is yes to most people because it is an act of kindness, setting aside time and effort to help their community, a hero-like thing to do. However, does that make that person a good person? What if they could have stolen that money, be involved in illegal activities, long-story short the public honestly does not know the true story behind it. The public only knows what…

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  • Andrew Carnegie's Contribution During The Civil War

    Andrew Carnegie was born on November 25, 1835, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. Even though Carnegie grew up with little formal education, he was raised in a family that believed in the gravity of books and learning (“Andrew Carnegie Biography” 1). When Carnegie was 13 years old, his family moved to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. His first job was working as a bobbin boy in a textile mill for only $1.20 per week. One year later, he worked in a telegraph office as a messenger for a slightly…

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  • Why Is Andrew Carnegie A Hero

    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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