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Andrew Carnegie

Talking about Andrew Carnegie and what he's done for the country.

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Andrew Carnegie

  1. 1. Andrew Carnegie “The richest man in the world”
  2. 2. Childhood life -Carnegie was born in Scottland, but moved to America at a young age. -At age 13, he worked for a telegraph company and a textile mill, but soon after, started working for Pennsylvania Railroad. -By age 17, he was already the superintendent of PA Railroad.
  3. 3. Iron and Railroads- the Bessemer Process -The Bessemer Process is a way to mass-produce steel. -Though Carnegie didn’t discover the Bessemer Process, he used it to become the largest steel producer in the U.S.
  4. 4. Carnegie’s New Company -With his knowledge of the Bessemer Process, Carnegie started his own steel company, the Pittsburg Carnegie Steel Company. -By 1900, Carnegie was back in Scotland, and his company was one of the largest in the world.
  5. 5. Retirement -Carnegie sold his company in 1901 for 480 million dollars to Morgan Steel. -By then Carnegie was the richest man in the world.
  6. 6. “He Who Dies Rich Dies Disgraced.” -Carnegie put the majority of his money towards public benefit. -10 million to the Carnegie Endowment. -56 million to build public libraries.
  7. 7. Carnegie Endowment “To hasten the abolition of war.” -Carnegie donated 10 million to Washington to be put towards the complete abolition of war. -’Presidents’ were chosen to be in charge of the money and create establishments to end war.
  8. 8. Carnegie Libraries -Carnegie built a total of 1,697 libraries across the US, all totaling 56 million dollars. -Including ten renown libraries built in Florida, totaling 200,000 each.
  9. 9. Works Cited Michael Gill. “The Richest Man in the World.” Humanities National Endowment for the Humanities Jan./Feb. 1997: 20-22 SIRS Government Reporter. Web 23 September, 2009 Pool, Keith. “Andrew Cernegie.” 1999. 23 September. 2009. http://voteview.com/carnegie.htm Lawrence Webster and Barratt Wilkins. “A Lasting Legacy: Florida's Carnegie Libraries.” Florida History & the Arts Summer 2000: 16-18. SIRS Renissance. Web. September 2009.