Captains of Industry or Robber
by Adam Schlenoff
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Topics to include:
How he acquired his wealth.
How he (or his related industry) treated workers.
How he spent his money.
How he donated his money.
Robber Baron or Captain of Industry? (Based on what?)
J. Pierpoint Morgan
Morgan donated to charities, schools,
hospitals, and churches.
Vanderbilt first made a major fortune when a
court case in the Supreme Court nullified any
monopoly on Hudson River traffic, and
Vanderbilt to control a lot of the shipping
businesses along the river. ---Madeleine
John D. Rockefeller
John D. Rockefeller acquired his wealth through his oil business; he
founded the Standard Oil Company. At one point in his life, he was
responsible for around 90% of the oil refined in the US. Rockefeller
treated his workers unfairly; he worked them long hours for low
wages. He used his money by reinvesting it in other companies and
industries, and he used it to pay for his wealthy lifestyle. He donated
his money to medical research, a Baptist Church, and two colleges
(University of Chicago and Rockefeller University). In addition, he
donated some money to charity. Rockefeller was both a Rober
Baron and a Captain of Industry. He was a Captain of Industry due
to his philanthropy work and overall hard work to grow his oil
business, while he was also a Rober Baron because he overworked
his employees and was very sly in a bad type of way. - Hannah
the main force
of the trusts
Hopkins donated his money to building Johns
Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins
Hospital, when his death occured he made
sure that seven million was split between the
two. - Claire Vizzi
Made a fortune by investing his money in
sorts of ventures. Became president of
Merchants Bank and director of many
others. Later after he died in december of
1873 his fortune of 7 million dollars was
devived eually between 2 institues. He
was the founder of John Hopkins Hospital
and John Hopkins University.
Hopkins worked with an uncle as a wholesale grocer before establishing Hopkins Brothers with his brothers. It accepted payments for goods and whiskey, which became known as Hopkins Best.
Hopkins worked with an uncle as a wholesale
grocer before establishing Hopkins Brothers
with his brothers. It accepted payments for
goods and whiskey, which became known as
Vanderbilt earned his money in the
tranportatioon industry and also in the
hopitality indusrty; Christian Reyes