In United States history, the time period from 1865 to 1900 is known as the Gilded Age, better known as the Industrial Revolution. Several industries such as oil, steel, and railroads rose during this time. Not only were new industries responsible for the development and growth of the American economy, but several dominant political figures of the day also had a close relationship with the industrial titans. One of the governing industrial titans was Andrew Carnegie and one of the biggest political figures was Richard Falley Cleveland. These two men aided the economic and political development of the United States into what we now know it as. In 1873, Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner coined the name “The Gilded Age” in their book The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today. They believed that this new era would bring about social problems disguised by a “gold gilding.” At first, it actually brought about much economic growth, especially in the North and West. Hofstadter says, “There is no other period in the nation’s history when politics seems so completely dwarfed by economic changes, none in which the life of the country rests so completely in the hands of the industrial entrepreneur.” (213) Not only was there an increased labor force, but wages in the US also grew 60% and continued to rise. However, it also brought about great poverty as well. Millions of poor European immigrants came to the US during this time since wages in Europe were lower than those in the US. During this time, railroads were the major industry. However, the factory system, mining, and labor unions also thrived and prospered. Not only this, but it also brought about “men of heroic audacity and magnificent exploitative talents…They directed the proliferation of the country’s wealth, they seized its opportunities, they managed its corruption, and from them the era took its tone and color.” (213) One of the men that assisted this economic growth was industrial titan Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie was the man behind the growth of the steel industry. He was the son of a poor, Scottish weaver and immigrated to the US in 1848. He started as a telegrapher and by the 1860’s, Carnegie had investments in railroads, railroad sleeping cars, bridges, and oil derricks. He then become a bond salesman and built Carnegie Steel Company and created the US Steel Corporation. In 1864, Carnegie invested $40,000 in Story Farm on Oil Creek in Venango County, Pennsylvania. In one year, the farm made over $1,000,000 in cash dividends. However, Carnegie said, “Amassing wealth is one of the worst species of idolatry.” He also said, “Few millionaires are clear of sin of having made beggars.” (218-219) According to Hofstadter, “From the business of industry the business of politics
described as the careful and deliberate determination to accept, reject, or suspend judgment about a claim. In this, critical thinking is the process of evaluating what people say and write in determining whether to believe their statements or not. This paper will provide a concise definition of critical thinking, and examples from personal experiences in the workplace.
Some characteristics of critical thinkers are: being intellectually humble; knowing what ones biases and prejudices are, courage; not…
meta-ethics is if there are such things as objective moral values. Are there moral truths that are known or able to be known by everyone? A moral realist would say that moral truths do exist, even if some people have yet to understand them. In this paper, I intend to argue that there are no universal moral truths because objective moral values do not exist.
To understand the debate in meta-ethics one must decide if there exist such things as moral facts. If a person makes a statement that something…
the recent global financial crisis during the year of 2010, natural resources generated 11.5 percent or $142.5 billion of Canada’s gross domestic product and employed approximately 763 000 people. Based on these findings, resource-based economy is apt to dominate Canada through natural resources such as natural fossil fuels, forestry and mineral-based mining.
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The file MKT 447 Week 5 Final Exam includes the right answers on these questions:
1. As a consumer you are exposed to hundreds and maybe even thousands of commercial messages every day. These messages may appear in the mass media, as even sponsorships, telemarketing calls, or even as e-mails. The correct term for all these commercial messages is:
2. Which of the following is the best example of a tangible good?
3. In commercials for Wal-Mart, satisfied customers explain why…
etc. affects the way that people relate to each other in that it has reduced the amount of face to face time. It was a time when people would schedule meetings to discuss different things but now with this new technology of the email, they are more apt to just send the person an email discussing the subject instead of having a face to face meeting.
The internet is just as bad, instead of leaving your house to go shopping where you can interact with other people. There are those who choose to do…
These are well-written essays. With apt and specific references to the passage, they analyze the prompt in depth and with appropriate support. These essays need not be without flaws, but they are characterized by an understanding of the passage and consistent control over the elements of effective writing. They demonstrate the writer’s ability to read with perception and to express ideas with clarity and skill.
These essays are less developed or aptly supported than those earning…
Disorder of Interest Paper
Antisocial Personality Disorder
Every person is commonly known for their unique personality, and the traits each of us have that are different than others. One thing many people suffer from is some Personality Disorder such as Antisocial Personality Disorder. Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD) is a disorder that is going against and violating other people's rights (Corner, 2014). Individuals with this disorder…
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The Revolution of 1800
Revolution is a word that entails “complete” change, yet did the Revolution of 1800
instill complete change? When the Revolutionary war ended, American leaders were given the
opportunity to set up a new nation based on new ideals, values, and an entirely new culture. The
election of 1800 was a major turning point for America. A bitter battle between Federalist John
Adams, and Republican Thomas Jefferson, produced a tie that resulted in Jefferson becoming…