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  • Contributions Of Andrew Carnegie

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    Andrew Carnegie was a man of business. Born in Dunfermline, Scottland on November 25, 1835, Carnegie emigrated to America with his family when the weaving business was unable to support them (Livesay, 8). Once in America, Carnegie started his first job as a bobbin boy in a Blackstock Cotton Mill (Livesay, 18). From there, he ascended to the top of the business world overcoming obstacles to become the richest man. Andrew Carnegie's story is a testimony that, in the late nineteenth century, he lived

  • Andrew Carnegie Contributions

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    success in the Pennsylvania Steel Company and his eventual charitable contributions to society, one can understand how one man has contributed to a diffusion of knowledge on a worldwide scale. Carnegie was born in 1835 in Scotland’s early capital, Dunfermline. He was the oldest child of Will Carnegie and Margaret Carnegie. In 1848, after a string of economic hardships, the Carnegies packed their belongings and immigrated to America. After settling in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, the Carnegie family still

  • Andrew Carnegie : A Hero

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    A hero is someone who has concern for others, integrity and intelligence. Andrew Carnegie’s incredible intelligence is overshadowed by his cowardice and lack of concern for his workers. Born in Dunfermline, Scotland in 1835 to an incredibly poor family that immigrated to America in 1848, Carnegie began working almost immediately. His brilliance and intelligence brought him local fame and eventually brought the attention of the general superintendent of the Pennsylvania Railroad and he was hired to

  • Andrew Carnegie: Dunfermline, Scotland's Historic Medieval Capital

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    Andrew Carnegie I was born on November 25, 1835, in Dunfermline,Scotland. Dunfermline was Scotland's historic medieval capital. The town fell on hard times when industrialism made home-based weaving that's no longer made, leaving workers, like my dad, Will, hard to support their families. My dad and my grandfather, Thomas Morrison, who is a shoemaker and political reformer, joined the popular Chartist movement, which believed conditions for workers would improve if they were to take over the government

  • Andrew Carnegie: Twentieth Century America

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    Andrew Carnegie, one of the top business men in Twentieth century America, went from poverty to a multi-millionaire. Carnegie was born in Dunfermline, Scotland, on November 25, 1835. When he was twelve, Andrew’s family immigrated to the United States. There, Andrew got his first job as a bobbin boy. He was making only $1.20 a week, and his family remained in poverty. Over the next few years, Carnegie worked in the railroad industry. He started to earn more and more money by investing in train cars

  • Andrew Carnegie vs. Sam Walton

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    these men had different views on competition, government involvement, interaction with labor and charity. Andrew Carnegie helped build the American steel industry. He was born in 1835 in Dunfermline, Scotland, to Margaret and Will Carnegie. The Carnegies are one of the many working-class families in Dunfermline. The family left the poverty of Scotland for the possibilities in America in 1848 and settled in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As he got older, he moved rapidly through a series of jobs with

  • Andrew Carnegie on the Gospel of Wealth

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    Andrew Carnegie was born in Dunfermline, Scotland in 1835. His father, Will, was a weaver and a follower of Chartism, a popular movement of the British working class that called for the masses to vote and to run for Parliament in order to help improve conditions for workers. The exposure to such political beliefs and his family's poverty made a lasting impression on young Andrew and played a significannot role in his life after his family immigrated to the United States in 1848. Andrew Carnegie

  • Free Enterprise System Research Paper

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    intervention. The system has made many prosperous. An example of a wealthy person succeeding from this system is Andrew Carnegie. The Free Enterprise System is necessary in the business world. Andrew Carnegie was born on November 25, 1835, in Dunfermline, Scotland a town that sustained itself with its linen weaving industry. Andrew Carnegie was the founder of the "Age of Steel", for example, "From his companies emerged the steel to build the infrastructure (railroads, bridges, automobiles, ships

  • Andrew Carnegie and the the Second Industrial Revolution Essay

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    benefactor he appeared to be. I believe him to be a combination of both, but more so the great giant of industry. Carnegie was the classic rags to riches story, the penniless immigrant who made it big in the land of opportunity. Carnegie was born in Dunfermline, Scotland, and migrated to America in 1848 at the age of 13. His first job was in a cotton mill, earning a measly $1.20

  • Ap Morgan Biography

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    Web Source- Born on Nov. 25, 1835 in Dunfermline, Scotland to Wil and Margaret Carnegie/moved to America in 1848 - find better jobs/settled in Allegheny City (now Pittsburg, PA) Started working as bobbin boy at cotton factory - $1.20 p. week/ later secretary and telegraph operator for superintendent of Pittsburgh division of PA railroad/ 1859- railroad division superintendent- made investments in coal, iron, and oil companies Left railroad in 1865/early 1870’s co-founded first steel company near

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