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    Caroline Poston Wolf 9:30 How did the business practices of John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie affect federal legislation aimed at tighter regulation on business and industry? “These men, they were absolutely revolutionary in the making and foundation of the modern day business. They completely industrialized the new world and propelled America into a new era of progress and success.” (Clif Poston) Robber Barons such as John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie were known to the new world as titans and captains of their industry. These men used extreme tactics to climb the industrial ladder and eventually monopolize their industry. Carnegie and Rockefeller’s monopolistic tendencies were the driving force that called…

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    John D. Rockefeller was considered one of the first major philanthropists and entrepreneurs of the United States. He created the Standard Oil Company and from then, he revolutionized refinery production. It is important to analyze and study the methods he used and the period of time he used them in. The time period plays a major role because there was no industries being established around 1865 and yet Rockefeller managed to gain about ninety percent of the nations capacity of the refinery…

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    Prestige, Petroleum, Power American tycoon John D. Rockefeller started from the bottom and worked his way to the top. He was a very intellectual individual who greatly influenced American Society. Using his brains and resources wisely, John Rockefeller became one of the smartest and richest people in the country. Throughout his life, John achieved several outstanding achievements that most Americans strive for. Rockefeller grew up in a middle class family who helped shape him. One main influence…

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    The renowned John D. Rockefeller was the first of the great American Philanthropists. Born July 8, 1839, in the state of New York, he had always delighted in business and riches. His methodical nature combined with his genius powers of organization gave him the ability to become one of the world’s wealthiest person in all of history. His fortune was not in gold but in oil, that dark mass of runny grease which, before Rockefeller’s era, no one knew what to do with. Rockefeller entered the…

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    way people worked and lived. Factories lured people off their farms and into cities. Many entrepreneurs emerged from this time period, leaving behind a mixed legacy. John D. Rockefeller had a mixed legacy, like many other entrepreneurs of his time. John D. Rockefeller was a robber baron. The thing he wanted most was to have as much of the market as possible, also called a monopoly. In order to achieve that, he reduced his cost. Once he reduced it, he was able to drive other companies out of…

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    “God gave me my money. I believe the power to make money is a gift from God . to be developed and used to the best of our ability for the good of mankind. Having been endowed with the gift I possess, I believe it is my duty to make money and still more money and to use the money I make for the good of my fellow man according to the dictates of my conscience.”This is an quote from John d Rockefeller that explains that if you are blessed to have money do things that will help mankind with that…

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    Rockefeller. An extremely wealthy man, Rockefeller felt it was his moral duty to help the worthy less fortunate. He developed the Rockefeller Foundation as a way to purposefully distribute his wealth, he hired Frederick Gates, a former minister to lead his foundation. The Rockefeller Institute became a major research facility and contributed to global health as workers expanded its ideas to China and Mexico. Rockefeller was part of the Social Gospel movement and was a scientific philanthropist,…

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    John D Rockefeller was a strong and striving individual that helped shape America into what it is today. Many might believe that Rockefeller just out to enrich himself and only used inhumane business practices. To some, this might be the case, but with the wealth that came from the so called inhumane business practices, came money that was used wisely. Rockefeller donated a tremendous amount of his hard earned money to great causes and great organizations that were used to change the world of…

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    In this episode of “The Men Who Built America” we see the rise and fall of Cornelius “The Commodore” Vanderbilt and the rise of John D. Rockefeller. This episode focuses on how both of these titans became what the were. After the Civil War, Vanderbilt saw the opportunity that the railroads possessed in transportation and shipping, he capitalized on that by investing everything he owned into the railroads and eventually owning up to 40% of all the railroads in the United States. It also…

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    men such as John D. Rockefeller and Cornelius Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt was once known as the king of the railroads due to his sharp wit. However, Rockefeller started out poor and was an almost bankrupt oil industry. Vanderbilt yearning for more control over his competition, had decided to make a deal with Rockefeller so that he could transport oil and gain more profit. Then Rockefeller made a promise that he couldn’t keep so he had to either go bankrupt or get a new idea. Luckily, he decided that…

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