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Captains of Industry or Robber Barons There are many powerful and rich men who come and go through a nations history books It is determined as to weather or not these men deserve positive recognition based on their deeds for the country that they work for The dominant and wealthy men are placed into two categories Robber Barons people who steal money from the public drained the country of its natural resources and corrupted society or there are the people who did receive large amounts of money but gave it back to the country in different charitable forms these men are known as Captains of Industry I believe three of the worlds richest men every Andrew Carnegie John D Rockefeller and JP Morgan should all be classified as Captains of Industry These men all did a lot for our nation and used their money to provide us with stability and aid when and where we needed it most First of these three men was Andrew Carnegie born in 1835 in Scotland Carnegie and his family immigrated to the US due to money problems He grew up working various jobs in a cotton factory as a telegraph operator and finally the post of secretary to the superintendent of the Pennsylvania railroad When his boss had gone off to the war department during the civil war Carnegie took over at the young age of eighteen This is where his success had begun He soon began to invest and make money and in the early 1870s Carnegie began his steel business His business made him a wealthy man at a rapid pace but Carnegie always used his money on the right thing He made several donations to charities and contributed millions of dollars to the US people He did a lot for our country such as increasing the availability of goods by building factories raising productivity expanding markets and creating more jobs
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