Examine photographs of andrew carnegie, j p morgan, john d rockefeller, andrew mellon, and commodore cornelius vanderbilt villains, perhaps, but villains dressed to be popped right into the. Rockefeller, vanderbilt, carnegie, and morgan capitalized on early american innovation and built modern america these men were early industrial giants and built the oil, rail, steel, shipping. Were these men, john rockefeller and andrew carnegie, national heroes or corrupt villains of their time period at this time in our history, men were going into politics for the same reason they would start a business, in order to obtain their fortunes.
Documentary series which has an exceptional cinematography and contains nuances of great visionary entrepreneurs john d rockefeller, vanderbilt, jp morgan, and andrew carnegie and henry ford who literally built the america from the ashes of civil war, to the great nation that it is now. John d rockefeller sr (1839-1937) and jr (1874-1960) at the end of the 19th century, vast personal fortunes were created in the united states industrial. Rockefeller, vanderbilt, carnegie, astor, ford and morgan their names are part of history and synonymous with the american dream these men transformed every industry they touched: oil, rail, steel, shipping, automobiles, and finance. These men and others like them were both “captains of industry” and “robber barons” there is no way to say that they were all one or all the other.
The ruthlessly competitive carnegie, the imperial rockefeller, and the provocateur gould were obsessed with progress, experiment, and speed they were balanced by morgan, the gentleman businessman, who fought, instead, for a global trust in american business. The featured heroes are john d rockefeller, cornelius vanderbilt, andrew carnegie, henry ford, and j p morgan, each of whom “rose from obscurity,” in the words of the über-confident narrator, “and in the process built modern america. Best answer: to label someone good or bad is too easy and too cynical, in my opinion almost everyone sees himself (or herself) as a good person, and almost everyone is capable of doing good things and bad things we are all better than our worst act, and worse than our best act. The first 4 were cornelius vanderbilt, john d rockefeller, andrew carnegie, and jp morgan through shipping and trains, oil and its development, steel and construction, and corporate finance, these men constructed the foundation of our country. Yes, they were super-rich, corporate fat cats who lived lavishly, sometimes at the expense of others, but they were also unbelievably generous, giving away millions of dollars to organizations and.
Captains of industry or robber barons our history is not all about heroes nor it is it all about villains it is the story of a free people who changed the world in which they lived at the time and forever impacted the future men such as carnegie, vanderbilt, and rockefeller were certainly captains of industry their. The men who built america (also known as the innovators: the men who built america in some international markets) is a six-hour, four-part miniseries docudrama which was originally broadcast on the history channel in the fall of 2012, and on the history channel uk in spring of 2013 the series focuses on the lives of cornelius vanderbilt, john d rockefeller, andrew carnegie, j p morgan. Start studying period 6 apush learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools search they did this to take power from machines explain how corporate icons such as carnegie and rockefeller were both heroes and villains to the american people. Were men like carnegie, rockefeller,morgan captains of industry that helped to catapult the united states as the number one economic power in the world by 1900 or were these men robber barons who made millions on the backs of workers and attempted to eliminate all competition in the process. A entrepreneurs (eg carnegie, vanderbilt, rockefeller) were they captains of industry (ingenious, heroes of the day, embodiment of the american dream) or were they robber barons (greedy, corrupt, engaging in questionable business practices, cruel to workers, feared & hated men).
The men who built america was david's i talked to david about the lessons he took away from his deep research into rockefeller, carnegie, cornelius vanderbilt, henry ford and jp morgan. Great fortunes, and how they were made, a classic celebration of self-made american heroes published in 1871, described vanderbilt’s “mind of crystal, the heart of adamant, the hand of steel. They were too anxious to succeed in what they were doing and to please the leader who trusted them so thomas wheeler, an oil buyer for rockefeller said, “i have never heard of his equal in getting together a lot of the very best men in one team and inspiring each man to do his best for the enterprise. Were considered both the greatest heroes and villains of the era the economic setting and whether they were true captains of industry who incited the economic prosperity of the era, or documents similar to civil war essay summer 2010 homefront uploaded by mainewebfx (1911) great oil octopus. The truth about the robber barons the real villains in this story they succeeded in using political entrepreneurship to hamstring a superior market achievements rather than demonized, as they so often are men like james j hill, john d rockefeller, and cornelius vanderbilt were heroes who improved the lives of millions of consumers.
Were rockefeller, carnegie, vanderbilt, etc villains or just good businessmen to what extent did they succeed due to competition in the market, and to what extent did they succeed due to government privileges. Are they heroes, or villains transcontinental railroad •unified the nation •built by the poor –mostly immigrants •to build it faster: attracted the asian poor rockefeller 1:30-8:30 vanderbilt carnegie result of railroads •connected the nation •created competition •created jobs •increased immigration. American industrialists such as rockefeller, carnegie, hill, and vanderbilt , as a majority, were captains of industry rather than robber barons, in my opinion these men were not spoon fed the success they needed to own giant corporations, but worked hard and learned the ticks of the trade. American titans gallery (6 photos) back to gallery 1 though they were former allies in the steel industry, andrew carnegie 2 john d rockefeller and thomas alexander scott, whose respective stand 3 nikola tesla and thomas edison were engaged in the war of currents.
During the industrialization period rose two of the most significant entreprenuers in american history andrew carnegie and jon d rockefeller they each had their own ways of keeping their businesses on top and dominant their imapct on industrialization during the late 20th cnetury was enormous. Robber baron is a derogatory metaphor of social criticism originally applied to certain late 19th-century american businessmen who were accused of using unscrupulous methods to get rich, or expand their wealth, for example cornelius vanderbilt taking money from government-subsidized shippers, in order to not compete on their routes.