Compare And Contrast The Attit Essay

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Compare And Contrast The Attit


During the late nineteenth century rapid industrialization paved the way for extreme
economical wealth of many business. In accordance with the overflowing wealth in the
nineteenth century many individuals held similar but yet contrasting views toward the
wealth that was created in the United States. Among these individuals were Andrew
Carnegie, Eugene V. Debs, and Horatio Alger.


One of the best-known philanthropists was the American industrialist Andrew Carnegie, who
devoted the latter part of his life to giving away most of the huge fortune he had amassed
in the steel industry. Following the principles laid down in his essay "Gospel of Wealth"
, Carnegie returned over $300 million to society, primarily through foundations and
trusts. Debs believed that wealth is predestined and that god gave him his wealth.
Although different in ideas Carnegie perform what Eugene V. Debs believed in: the
distribution of wealth.


Eugene Debs began working on the railroads at age 14, and in 1893, at age 38, he founded
the American Railway Union. The union dissolved after a violent strike in 1894. Debs
served a six-month jail sentence for his participation in the strike and turned to radical
politics soon after being released. Despite persecution for his political beliefs, Debs
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