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    Burrow 03 English 11/3/2017 The Influence and Impact of the Disney and Vanderbilt Families Although their lifestyles and up-bringing were drastically different, the famous Vanderbilt and Disney families were highly influential in the 1800’s and still continue to make an impact today. Both families navigated through the business industry, facing doubt and countless setbacks. However, despite their challenges, these families reached their goals and impacted the American business industry. Disney and Vanderbilt’s drive for success was clearly evident during the 1800’s and still make an impact on the business industry today. “Disney”, is a well-known animation company applauded for their award-winning films and popular…

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    Cornelius Vanderbilt, also known as Commodore, was labeled as a “Cutthroat business man” from an early age, according to “The Men Who Built America”. Vanderbilt saw the potential for the railroad industry and started his own railroad company. While building his company, his son that was supposed to take over the family business passes away. Vanderbilt decides to start training his other, less accomplished, son. Upon training his son, Vanderbilt realizes that his competitors perceive his as week.…

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    ROBBER BARONS Extremely large and powerful industries developed that were owned and dominated by a very small group of men. Four of these highly influential men were Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and J.P. Morgan. With limited governmental regulation, many of these industries were able to evolve into monopolies and collude amongst themselves, an evolution that generated public outrage at the resulting unfair practices and inequalities. The industries countered the…

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    If you look at Cornelius Vanderbilt from a morale standpoint he might be the most despicable character in Americans history. Anyone that has studied American history knows that that is an extremely deprecating statement. Yet, if you look at him from a business perspective he might be one of the most successful persons in American history ending this career with 105 million dollars and his son William practically doubling that wealth to end up with upwards of 200 million dollars which is the…

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    Cornelius Vanderbilt was an important contributor to his field because the majority of today’s businessmen follow his example and act in ways that he invented through his actions. In addition, Vanderbilt invested his fortune in railroads (Carey 351). Without railroads, today’s society would not only be vastly different, but it could also possibly be nonexistent. This is due to Vanderbilt’s railroads creating a societal dependency on themselves. The Commodore had always been skilled at seeing…

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    university is going to make you the best adult you can be. I am comparing Vanderbilt University and Oklahoma State University. Some of the things that can persuade my decision on which University to go to are the Academics and also the student life while on campus. I am going to list some information on both of these universities what all goes on campus and how to get on the campus. Oklahoma is a very historical college this is a reason it is called an agriculture college. Which means the…

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    Wealthiest Men of the Gilded Age The American dream is the idea of prospering and achieving success through determination with the abundance of resources and opportunities provided in the United States. This idea is what every person works for in their lifetime. Three men made it very clear that the American dream was possible starting with very little. Throughout the Gilded Age in American history, Industrialists Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and Cornelius Vanderbilt sought the…

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    The Captains of Industry, to some, are considered amongst the first men to “build” the America we live in today. In my opinion, that is exactly what they are. Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Carnegie, and J.P. Morgan were innovators, but above all they were businessmen. Although most people see them as “robber barons”, the things they did was to some point for their personal wealth as well as for the good of this country. What most people don’t see is that what they did played an enormous role in…

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    Some to the most substantial businessmen of the Gilded Age were John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, JP Morgan, Cornelius Vanderbilt and many others. These businessmen were highly criticized by many who stated that their vast fortunes were created from the backs of the working class. But, others argued that without these businessmen, there wouldn’t have been the great acts of philanthropy which was used to support libraries, hospitals, colleges and many charities. The previous chapters have…

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    Andrew Carnegie, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and John D. Rockefeller are men of insight, innovation, and ingenuity. These are the men that started an age of advancement in steel, oil, and railroads within a time period of a few decades. Vanderbilt, a self-made man and cut-throat business man, owned the largest shipping empire in the world. He started with a single ferry which soon became a fleet of ships transporting goods and passengers throughout the country. He soon became known as the commodore.…

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