Bundle of 6 - Industrialization - The Robber Barons

Bundle of 6 - Industrialization - The Robber Barons
Bundle of 6 - Industrialization - The Robber Barons
Bundle of 6 - Industrialization - The Robber Barons
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This is a bundle of 6 highly animated, power point presentations on Industrialization & Urbanization - The Robber Barons. All six presentations together number 96 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.

"Robber Baron" was a term applied to a businessman in the 19th century who engaged in unethical and monopolistic practices, wielded widespread political influence, and amassed enormous wealth. The term itself dated back centuries, and was originally applied to noblemen in the Middle Ages who functioned as feudal warlords and were literally “robber barons.” In the 1870s the term began to be used to describe business tycoons, and the usage persisted throughout the rest of the 19th century.

As the United States transformed into an industrial society with little regulation of business, it was possible for small numbers of men to dominate crucial industries. Conditions which favored vast accumulations of wealth included the extensive natural resources being discovered as the country expanded, the enormous potential work force of immigrants arriving in the country, and the general acceleration of business in the years following the Civil War.

Railroad builders in particular, needing political influence to build their railways, became adept at influencing politicians through the use of lobbyists, or in some cases, outright bribery. And in the public mind, robber barons were often associated with political corruption.

As the term robber baron came into common usage, it was often applied to a small group of men. Notable examples were:

Andrew Carnegie steel manufacturer
John D Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil
Cornelius Vanderbilt, owner of steamship lines and railroads.
J. P. Morgan, financier and banker
Jay Gould, Wall Street trader
Jim Fisk, Wall Street trader

The men who were called robber barons were sometimes portrayed in a positive light, as “self-made men” who had helped build the nation and in the process created many jobs for American workers. However, the public mood turned against them in the late 19th century. Criticism from newspapers and social critics began to find an audience. And American workers began to organize in great numbers as the labor movement accelerated.

Events in labor history, intensified public resentment toward the wealthy. The conditions of workers, when contrasted with the lavish lifestyles of millionaire industrialists, created widespread resentment.Even other businessmen felt exploited by monopolistic practices.

The public’s increasingly negative view of trusts, or monopolies, transformed into legislation with the passage of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act in 1890. The law did not end the reign of robber barons, but it signaled that the era of unregulated business would be coming to an end. Over time, many of the practices of the robber barons would become illegal as further legislation sought to ensure fairness in American business.

Power point presentation #1 is entitled, Industrialization & Urbanization - Andrew Carnegie contains 14 slides and covers the following:

Background
Early Life & Business Experience
Shrewd Investments
Carnegie Steel Company
Steel Tycoon
Homestead Strike
Company Sold
Philanthropy (2)
Travel & Entertainment
Final Years
End of Presentation

Power point presentation #2 is entitled, Industrialization & Urbanization - John D. Rockefeller contains 14 slides and covers the following:

Background
Early Years
“Job Day”
Marriage & Family
Rockefeller & Standard Oil
Standard Oil Monopoly
Criticism
Sherman Antitrust Act
Philanthropy
Personal Life & Death
End of Presentation

Power point presentation #3 is entitled, Industrialization & Urbanization - Cornelius Vanderbilt contains 19 slides and covers the following:

Background
Synopsis
Early Life
His First Boat
Switch to Steamboats
War of 1812
Thomas Gibbons
Expansion
On His Own
Secrets to Success
California Gold Rush
Switch to Railroads
Railroad Empire
Erie Railroad War
Tragedy
Death & Legacy
End of Presentation

Power point presentation #4 is entitled, Industrialization & Urbanization - JP Morgan contains 13 slides and covers the following:

Background (2)
Early Life
Hint of Scandal
Early Banking Career
Panic of 1873
Railroad Industry
Other Industries
Rescues the Economy
Final Years & Death
End of Presentation

Power point presentation #5 is entitled, Industrialization & Urbanization - Jay Gould contains 19 slides and covers the following:

Synopsis
Background
Notoriety
Trader & Manipulator
Early Life
Early Career
Family Life
Erie Railroad
The Erie War
The Gold Corner
“Black Friday”
Cash Bonanza!
Death of Fisk
Railroads & Fortune
Dominance
Legacy
End of Presentation
6 is entitled, Industrialization & Urbanization - Jim Fisk contains 17 slides and covers the following:

Synopsis (2)
Early Life
War Peddler
Civil War Days
Wealth From the War
Battle for the Erie Railroad
The Erie War
Victory
The Gold Corner
“Black Friday”
Living the High Life (2)
Lifestyle Catches Up
Fisk Murdered
End of Presentation

This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....Industrialization & Urbanization.
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Bundle of 6 - Industrialization - The Robber Barons
Bundle of 6 - Industrialization - The Robber Barons
Bundle of 6 - Industrialization - The Robber Barons
Bundle of 6 - Industrialization - The Robber Barons