The History Channel Format: I felt I got more than my money's worth for this DVD; it is crammed full of interesting historical facts. The demand for oil is sky high and Vanderbilt knows that oil can fill his trains. It takes guts to change one's thriving business to something new that has to be built from scratch. He also astonished the market when he doubled the salary of his workers in a bid to attract the best talent.
Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Their names hang on street signs, are etched into buildings and are a part of the fabric of history. Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, Carnegie, and Morgan have gone unmonitored for decades, but American politicians are about to change that.
I thought about getting the DVD for my 10year-old--nephew, to get him interested in history, then I decided, no, it's not a video game, it will sit and collect dust if I did that, so I'm keeping it for myself.
We start our cars and drive off daily without pausing to wonder what it would have been like had they not been invented. The partnership seems promising, but Carnegie does not know that Frick is running his factories far beyond capacity.
Rockefeller is put on trial for anti-trust violations. Rising from poverty, their paths crossed repeatedly as they elected presidents, set economic policies and influenced major events of their day - from the Civil War to The Great Depression.
Throughout, there are a ton of review sections repeating video and narration that was just viewed. Perhaps future episodes will explore whether this was the only way that the job of industrialization could have been accomplished. As the US army sets sail for Europe, one thing is clear...The Men Who Built America 4of8 Blood is Spilled
Andrew Carnegie immigrates to the United States with his parents and starts working at age 12. Product details Directors: In Vanderbilt's case, his effort helped to change the geography of America by spurring the growth of new towns and cities, by moving people and goods around faster and to more places. Rockefeller's oil pipeline. As one myself, I feel that it's always a tough gig to get students excited about the Industrial Revolution of the late 19C and all the social and political issues that it spawned.
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