Module Two Honors Assignment - 1 Carnegie's purpose in...

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1. Carnegie's purpose in publishing "Wealth". Include his relevant background information. In 1889, Andrew Carnegie published the Gospel of Wealth As the Scottish immigrant who was America's second richest man, he ruled the steel industry, sharing his place with others such as Rockefeller and Vanderbilt, who were fabulously wealthy captains. He was convinced that people like him were responsible for spending their money for the greater good. The Gospel of wealth was renowned for this conviction. He believed that the wealthy had a special charitable obligation. That is, while still living, the wealthy must make themselves responsible for spreading their riches to society. 2. Peer Opinion from an Interview (select from Rockefeller, J.P Morgan, T. Edison, H. Ford). How would they have responded to Carnegie's position? What changes have they made in their life? Why is Carnegie wrong/right/etc..? Do they feel obligated? You must include at least 1 authentic quote from the individual.

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