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Title: Captains of Industry


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Captains of Industry
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Andrew Carnegie
  • Captain of the Steel Industry.
  • Born in Scotland. Moved to America when he was
    13.
  • Grew up in a poor family.
  • He worked hard and became one of the richest men
    in the world.

3
Henry Ford
  • Captain of the Automobile Industry.
  • Born in Michigan.
  • Completed his first car in 1903.
  • 1903 the Model A is introduced.
  • 1908 the Model T is introduced. It cost 980.00
  • 1913 introduces the Assembly Line. The Model T
    was the most popular automobile in the country.
    After the assembly Line it only cost 280.00!

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John D Rockefeller
  • Captain of the Oil Industry. (Standard Oil)
  • He was born in New York.
  • Rockefeller started his first business when he
    was 7. He raised and sold turkeys.
  • Rockefeller opened his first oil refinery in
    1863.
  • He was the richest man in the world. At one
    point he was worth what would be
  • 310 BILLION DOLLARS today.

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Examples of Big Business
  • Railroads
  • Oil
  • Steel
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