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Beth Catlin Professor Elaine Bassett English 106 3 August 2009 Andrew Carnegie: The Father of Middle-Class America For decades Americans couldn’t help but love the red-headed, fun-loving Little Orphan Annie. The image of the little girl moving so quickly from poverty to wealth provided hope for the poor in the 1930s, and her story continues to be a dream of what the future just might hold. The rags-to-riches phenomenon is the heart of the American Dream. And few other people have embodied this phenomenon as much as Andrew Carnegie did in the late 1800s and early 1900s. His example and industry caused him to become the father of middle-class America. Andrew Carnegie can be looked to as an ideal example of a poor immigrant making his way up to become leader of the capitalist world. Carnegie was born into a poor working-class family in Scotland. According to the PBS documentary “The Richest Man in the World: Andrew Carnegie,” the Industrial Revolution was difficult on Carnegie’s father, causing him to lose his weaving business. The Carnegie family was much opposed to the idea of a privileged class, who gained their wealth simply by inheritance (“Richest”). This type of upbringing played a large factor in Andrew Carnegie’s destiny. In order to appease his mother’s desire for material benefits, and perhaps in an effort to heal his father’s wounds, Carnegie rejected poverty and cleaved to prosperity. Carnegie’s character was ideal for gaining wealth. His mother taught him to “look after the pennies, and the pounds will take care of themselves;” he later turned this proverb into “watch the costs, and the profits take care of themselves” (“Richest”). Such thrift was integral to his future success. He also believed that “all is well since all goes better” (“Richest”). His theory General note: the paper heading, the title, and body text of the paper (including block quotes) are all double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font. Except where exceptions are noted, the paper has regular margins set at 1.0” all around. Page numbers begin on and with page 1. They are right- justified and 0.5” from the top of the page. Type your surname next to the page number on each page. Your name, the instructor’s name, the course number, and the date of submission are 1.0” from the top of the first page and left- justified. Dates are written in this order: day, month, and year. Titles are centered. Titles are not bolded, underlined, or italicized. Other than standard double- spacing, there are no additional spaces between the heading, the title, and the body text of the paper. The introductory paragraph(s) should set the context for the rest of the paper. The thesis is
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