Robber Baron vs. Captain of Industry

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Robber Baron vs. Captain of Industry

John D Rockefelleris a Captain of Industry

John D. Rockeller is a captain of industry .He was a captain of industry because he dominated the oil industry and was the first great U.S. business trust.I also think that because he did did not trick people out of their money.

Rockefeller was the founder of a Standard Oil Company. In 1870 Rockefeller formed the Standard Oil Company of Ohio,along with his younger brother William,Henry Flagler and a group of other men. John Rockefeller was its president and largest shareholder.

Robber Baron or Captain of Industry?

The change was good for america. It was good for america because we still have the use of oil today. I also feel that this is good for america because he help people save money on oil and he made oil a nice price for everyone.

Change on America

Today he is an influence on american society because he has helped with the prices of oil today. He is an influence because he was fair and he did not trick people out of their money.During his life Rockefeller donated more than $500 million to various philanthropic causes.


Backround Information on John D. Rockfeller

John D. Rockefeller was Born into modest circumstances in upstate New York.he entered the then-fledgling oil business in 1863 by investing in a Cleveland, Ohio. In 1911, the U.S. Supreme Court found Standard Oil in violation of anti-trust laws and ordered it to dissolve.

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