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  • Entrepreneurship In the late 1800's, a handful of men in the lower class, persevered to become the men that would build up America to one of the world's most modern countries.
  • John D. Rockefeller
  • My Company Standard Oil, is the largest company in the country, providing oil and gasoline for all your modes of transportation and providing light to you oil lamps for your houses
  • Andrew Carnegie
  • My steel built the infamous skyscrapers of all the major cities in America
  • The three most powerful men were John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, and J.P. Morgan
  • J.P. Morgan
  • I am the man that gave Thomas Edison his big chance, and gave him his first loan to build a generator to power an entire street corner with electricity. Within a few years, the both of us had completely lit up the eastern sea board while being the only company in the electricity industry... as we held the paten to the lightbulb
  • New Yorker born in 1839, Regarded as one of the wealthiest people in the country, even the world in the late 1890's. Founder of Standard oil, became known as an oil tycoone
  • Standard Oil, U.S. Steel, General Electric
  • Irish Immigrant who came to America penniless, started his own company called U.S. Steel, and became a business tycoon is the steel industry
  • End of Era
  • American Business man who dreamed to share Edison's idea to light all the homes of the U.S. with electricity. A man once so devoted to railroad systems, found his biggest business with his new company, General Electric.
  • Standard oil, U.S. steel, and General Electric were once in a millennia type businesses as they and their founders were able to completely control their own unique industries, providing incredible wealth to both the founders and the nation. In total, some tens of billions of dollars in today's money were made from just these three companies alone.
  • After years of corrupted deals full of deception, the are of the major Entrepreneurships had begun to die out, with the government practically suing Standard oil, and heavily taxing GE and U.S. steel, the big business men had run their course. Never again would the government allow one man to control an entire business industry or market again.
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