3: After the Johnstown Flood, many people and news articles blamed many industrialists such as Andrew Carnegie for the disaster. Carnegie having a guilty feeling for all the lives lost suddenly had a change of heart and decided to give his money away. He donated his money to charities and also built many schools and libraries like Carnegie Hall (picture above).
Even today, the magnates from the Gilded Age still affect us. Vanderbilt's railroads helps many people travel by train, Rockefeller's oil fuels the trains, and the trains are made out of Carnegie's steel. All 3 magnates also have their own colleges to help students study. Vanderbilt donated many churches to the community and also donated his largest steamship to the union navy. Rockefeller donated his money to organizations for education and arts. Carnegie became a philanthropist and also donated his money to several organizations.