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Andrew Carnegie as a Hero Essay

  • Submitted by: delfinas
  • on November 24, 2012
  • Category: History
  • Length: 758 words

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Delfina Navarro
Mrs. Jurado
Per. 3
U.S history
      People have their own point of views and from this, we can decide whether one of the captains of industry of the 19th century called Andrew Carnegie was a hero or not. Born in Scotland to penniless parents. Andrew Carnegie came to this country in 1848, at age 12. Six years later, he worked his way up to become secretary to the local superintendent of the Pennsylvania Railroad. By 1865, Carnegie was so busy managing the money he had earned in dividends that he left his job at the Pennsylvania Railroad. He entered the steel business in 1873 after touring a British steel mill and witnessing the awesome spectacle of the Bessemer process in action. By 1899, the Carnegie Steel Company manufactured more steel than all the factories in Great Britain. Andrew Carnegie is considered hero for some people, but for some people the doubt continues today, and this because everyone has their own perspectives. Hero (male) and heroine (female) came to refer to characters that, in the face of danger and adversity or from a position of weakness, display courage and the will for self-sacrifice. To be considered as a hero, people have to evaluate certain actions that Andrew Carnegie did in his life.

      His rise from rags to riches made him a model of the American success story. The Birthplace of Andrew Carnegie was on a Cottage. Carnegie and his family of four lived in an attic. The building was shared with another family. The annual rent was just 20 dollars. Then in 1897, Carnegie purchased Skibo Castle; the renovation cost of the Castle was about 10,000,000 dollars. This document 1 explains that he made his fortune go higher and higher because with the steel company, he accumulated a lot of money, but all this happened because he was a responsible, and perseverant person.

      As any business, the production costs were lower than the money they sell or won. In this document 4 we can...

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