Amalgamated ended up surrendering and by 1900 every single major steel plant

Amalgamated ended up surrendering and by 1900 every

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and made them step down. Amalgamated ended up surrendering and by 1900, every single major steel plant had broken ties with them and their membership had decreased by two-thirds. Prompt #2 Part 1: Andrew Carnegie has been considered many things; such as, a captain of industry, a robber baron, and a philanthropist. I believe that Carnegie was a captain of industry as well as a philanthropist. Carnegie was born poor. He had limited education in which he went to a one room school with about 150 other students. His family needed $7.50 a week to survive on, so at the age of 12, Carnegie began to work. He was working six twelve hour days making $1.20 a week. As Carnegie grew up, he began getting more difficult jobs, and eventually started to make more money. Carnegie soon found out about investing and quickly after, invested money in
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stocks. He had been drafted for the Civil war and he bought his way of military service. He eventually met Henry Bessemer, who developed a special technique for converting iron into the purer, stronger material we call steel. Carnegie adapted this technique in the U.S and became the most influential man in steel. By the end of the century, Carnegie sold his company to JP Morgan
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