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Directions: Setting: July 1889. Andrew Carnegie's "Wealth" has become a national conversation since its publication one month ago. You are the editor of The Times newspaper. You have been tasked to review Carnegie's article and inform the people of the following: 1. Carnegie's purpose in publishing "Wealth". Include his relevant background information. The Gospel of Wealth was written by Andrew Carnegie in 1889. Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish immigrant that came to America and developed his steel company into a big industry and made lots of money through this. He became the second richest man in America during this time. He was known as a Captain of Industry not a robber baron and it put in with the other industrialists such as Rockefeller and Vanderbilt. Since he was making so much money, he also became aware of how poor living conditions were in some areas like urban areas. He came up with the philosophy of Gospel of Wealth. This belief just simply put means that the rich should help out and give back to better their community. He believes it is their duty and responsibility to help their community out while they are still alive. This is why he was categorized as a Captain of Industry, because they are the ones that had good working conditions and gave back into their community. He wrote his essay ‘Wealth’ to inform people about his belief that the rich should better their communities. Many people took this many different ways, and even wrote their own essays in response to his with their opinion. He was not alone in this thinking and will be remembered because of it. The essay would later be called The Gospel of Wealth which we previously stated. He wrote this essay with the purpose to inform the world how they should and

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