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Rockefeller Carnegie and Rockefeller went down in history as two of the greatest industry names that have ever lived. Many of us now that these two giants built their empires in the young United States of the 20th century, but what is usually ignored or dismissed is that these two men where contemporaries of the same time and they were bitter rivals.
They were always on constant competition and it is a fact that in their efforts to get on each other nerves they would interchange mockery Christmas presents every year, Rockefeller would send paper garments to Carnegie as an allusion to his humble beginnings and poverty as a child, while at the same time Carnegie would send fine whisky to Rockefeller in a way of making fun of his shrewdness and withdrawal from drinking.
But besides their competition in the economic and industry position, I want to focus on their rivalry for being the most charitable, Carnegie was a famed philanthropist, he built schools, libraries and many other charities and he did because he actually believed it was the right thing to do.
Rockerfelle, on the other hand, gave away more money that Carnegie, but for the wrong reasons, he did it to avoid persecution and prosecution from anti-monopolistic trusts that were after the Standard Oil.
And I raise the question, is this ethical?John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie's attack on their given titles of "Robber Barons". US HISTORY MC 30 WEEK. STUDY.
PLAY. robbed from the rich to give to the poor 2)made unnecessarily risky investments 3)used ruthless business tactics against their competitors 4)stole money from the federal government. one reason John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, and J. Pierpont Morgan were sometimes called robber .
Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller were prime examples of those who had accumulated fortunes due to their investments during the Industrial Revolution, their wealth totaled hundreds of millions of dollars.
Andrew Carnegie was born in Scotland in , and his family moved to Pennsylvania when young Andrew was thirteen. John D. Rockefeller was born four years later in upstate New York -- the son of a trader, who moved him to Cleveland when he was six.
Andrew Carnegie VS. John D. Rockefeller Carnegie and Rockefeller went down in history as two of the greatest industry names that have ever lived.
Many of us now that these two giants built their empires in the young United States of the 20th century, but what is usually ignored or dismissed is that these two men where contemporaries of the same.
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