Andrew Carnegie Thief, or Innovator?

Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie was a very profound magnate in his time. He was the man who was able to monopolize the steel industry and build America towards the sky. The only question that most have about Carnegie is whether he was an innovator that built the biggest cities like New York, or a robber that stole from the citizens of the US for his own personal agenda. This webpage will delve into how Andrew Carnegie used his economic help build the US to the sky and beyond.

Captain Reason 1:

Carnegie had a complete monopoly over the steel industry, while also lowering the price of steel and allowing other businesses to build and expand cities to what they are today.

Reason 2:

Carnegie not only lowered the price of steel, but also his own profit margins to keep his business on the top.

Reason 3:

Carnegie was a major philanthropist and he loved to donate to charities and he also established his own charities like the Carnegie Corporation of NY

Many of the business magnates from the late 1800's are still influencing us today.

Many people like Andrew Carnegie were philanthropists, and people today like Bill Gates are giving their money to charities or have their own foundations (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation). These magnates also helped build our nation. Without Carnegie Steel, Cities like New York City would never have skyscrapers that reach farther then we ever would have imagined. The Breakers Mansion would never have been built for people to admire without the immense wealth of the Vanderbilt family.

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Julian McNaull


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