American philanthropists

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  • Andrew Carnegie, John Davison Rockefeller, and John Pierpont Morgan: Captains of Industry

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    In the years following the Civil War, the American economy was suffering from extreme disorder. However, during the late 1800s and early 1900s, important leaders of American industry arose, essentially transforming the American financial system from chaos to efficiency. These powerful men shaped America into a world superpower and the country’s economy sparked jealous across the globe. Their contributions to business positively affected not only the United States’ economy, but society as well. Andrew

  • 19th Century 's Famous Industrial Men : Robber Barons Or Captains Of Industry?

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    order to evaluate this claim, the investigation will analyze their major contributions to American Society; how they treated their workers in the factory; and why people questioned their honesty because of the techniques they used to eliminate their competitors. Mostly secondary sources were used, as well as some primary sources. Two of the sources used in this essay are The Robber Barons: The Great American Capitalists by Matthew Josephson and Wisdom from the Robber Barons: Enduring Business Lessons

  • Gates : A Famous American Entrepreneur, Computer Programmer, Inventor And Philanthropist

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    William Henry Gates III is a famous American entrepreneur, computer programmer, inventor and philanthropist. He is famous for being the co-founder of Microsoft. Microsoft is a company that sells computer software, operating systems, personal computers and electronics worldwide. Because of Microsoft’s popularity, Gates is one of the richest men in the world. Besides his company, Gates is currently famous for the Bill and Melinda Foundation. This foundation is where Gates is currently doing his philanthropy

  • The American Dream : The Dream Of The American Dream

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    C.J. Walker, and “The fish that ate the whale” based on Samuel Zemurray did an excellent job of illuminating the tensions and possibilities of the American dream during the 19th and 20th century in America. The American dream was what helped bring so much rich diversity and culture to the country in 19th through 20th century and even today, the American dream is broadly defined as an ideal that everyone has the equal opportunity to achieve success in the United States. Samuel Zemurray and Madam C

  • Essay JP Morgan

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    The firm of Duncan, Sherman & Co. was the American representation of the George Peabody Company. He wrote to the company asking for a position for his son and advertising the fact that his son had "many admirable qualities for a worker" To the company, J.P brought an energetic and enterprising spirit

  • Black Elementary School Research Paper

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    interesting that most of the financial contributions were personal contributions from Blacks and taxes paid by black while the philanthropists gave less than 20 percent of the amount needed. However, because the elementary schools were referred to as Rosenwald schools the contributions of Blacks were often relegated to the background. Although, the contribution of the philanthropists did not equal that of the Blacks we see a usurping of power in how they stipulated that, as part of their agreement, the

  • Madam Cj Walker Biography

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    The First Self-Made Millionaire Hair product companies that are owned by African Americans are created to help the black community enhance their kinky-curly textures. From natural hair products to permed hair products, many companies are making millions among millions of dollars for providing the best shampoos and moisturizers. Many of the natural hair companies were influenced be a woman who created a new regimen for hair growth and created handmade hair products. Sarah Breedlove, who is also known

  • Thank You Mam

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    Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones is a true philanthropist. Understanding is a trait Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones expresses throughout the story. She tries to teach Roger that just push through and there may be success in his life. She tells him, “I was young once and I wanted things I could

  • Chris Gardner Research Paper

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    Conner Martin#21 Martin 1 Mrs. Colleto ELA 8 8 November 2016 Chris Gardner Biography Chris Gardner was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Gardner was born to Thomas Turner and Bettye Jean Gardner on February 9, 1954. Gardner was the second child born to his mom. Gardner's mom was Bettye Jean. Gardner did not have any positive male role models because his stepfather, Freddie Triplett, was abusive to his mom and siblings. Gardner's mom was falsely imprisoned because Triplett

  • Why the Rich Are Getting Richer and the Poor, Poorer

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    Robert B. Reich, Why the Rich Are Getting Richer and the Poor, Poorer Reich starts his exordium with a distribution of where American workers found themselves in the early 1990’s in reference to where almost all American workers were just 20 years before. Reich placed most of the workers that contributed to the economy during the Nixon administration as being in one boat, analogous to the famous quote by G.K. Chesterton, “We are all in the same boat, in a stormy sea, and we owe each other a terrible