The second industrial revolution occurred during the gilded age between 1870-1910 when new industries employed hundreds of thousands to produce items needed for america's growing industries and goods desired by american consumers most industrial businesses employed thousands of workers. Best answer: robber baron (industrialist) robber baron is a pejorative term used for a powerful 19th century american businessman by the 1890s the term was used to attack any businessman who used questionable practices to become wealthy. The most powerful people during this period would later be called robber barons—a term which means exactly what it sounds like these capitalist titans held great industrial monopolies and. American industrial worker between 1865 and 1900 i background information on industry and workers a between the period of 1865-1900, industry exploded in growth b. From between a rock and a hard place: a history of american sweatshops, 1820 to the present on the smithsonian national museum of american history, a link from the edsitement resource american studies at the university of virginia.
To what extent is it justified to characterize the industrial leaders of the 1865-1900 era as either robber barons or industrial statesmen document a: q: how is the freight and passenger pool working. Robber barons industrial leaders were viewed as immoral, greedy, and corrupt, using bribery, illegal business practices, and cruelty to workers to get ahead many of the most respected industrialists were also feared and hated. The majority of the industrial leaders of the 1865-1900 era were robber barons they utilized child and immigrant labor and paid them very little and gave them no benefits they made enormous profits and paid politicians to enact laws which would be favorable to them.
With the growth of industry, industrial leaders became more influential both economically and politically unskilled immigrants satisfied the labor need created by industrialization labor unions evolved in an attempt to meet the political, social, and economic needs of the laborers. The industrialists of the late nineteenth-century crossed the line between the two terms captains of industry and robber barons first of all, captains of industry were leaders in business who. A 'pool' is an informal agreement between a group of people or leaders of a company to keep their prices high and to keep competition low the interstate commerce act in 1887 made railroads publicly publish their prices and it outlawed the pool.
Progressive historians had begun to dominate the writing of history and they were eager to blame a new generation of robber barons for the collapse of the american economy the robber barons was embraced by key marxist historians, who influenced much of the historical profession after world war ii. Which situation brought about the rapid growth of industry between 1865 and 1900 a small number of industrial leaders robber barons. Industrialism: 1865-1900 the american west 7 spurred investment from abroad b railroad corruption by the robber barons 1 railroad tycoons, for a time.
It is therefore justified to characterize the industrial leaders of the nineteenth century as both industrial statesmen and robber barons because they used vicious tactics to destroy competition and created monopolies, the industrial leaders of the late nineteenth century are sometimes called robber barons. Robber barons or industrial statesmen: here is some information that will help you answer the question i will describe two ways of accumulating wealth 1) using bribes and other political. Leaders of the heroic age in american business development thus constituted the guiding elite, in a modern sense, of our industrial society many of the forces and elements in that society were.
Ap history please help with this dbq to what extent it is justified to characterize the industrial leaders of the 1865-1900 era as either robber barons or industrial states-man ive looked at the internet but not much about industrial statesman what do you think. American federation of labor to what extent is it justiﬁed to characterize the industrial leaders of the 1865-1900 era as either robber barons or. The education division of the national endowment for the humanities has prepared a lesson plan for schools asking whether robber baron or captain of industry is the better terminology the lesson states that it attempts to help students establish a distinction between robber barons and captains of industry.
Business leaders who rose to prominence between 1865 and 1900 b) briefly explain how one person, event, or development from the period 1865-1900 that is not explicitly mentioned in the excerpts could be used to support josephson's interpretation. Question 1 5 out of 5 points robber barons or captains of industry were businessmen who selected answer: amassed large fortunes between 1865 and 1900 with ruthlessness and ingenuity correct answer: amassed large fortunes between 1865 and 1900 with ruthlessness and ingenuity question 2 5 out of 5 points the haymarket strike led to. Robber baron is a derogatory metaphor of social criticism originally applied to certain late 19th-century american businessmen who were accused of using unscrupulous methods to get rich, or expand their wealth, for example cornelius vanderbilt taking money from government-subsidized shippers, in order to not compete on their routes.