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This DBQ focuses on two robber barons of the Industrialist Era, Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller. While both men have been accused of utilizing cruel and unfair business tactics to reach their levels of success, they were both considered philanthropists by many, giving millions of dollars away to the poor, for research, education and establishments for the public. Your students will analyze 6 different primary resources which support each man being either a robber baron or a philanthropist, and after completing the graphic organizer, your students will be asked to write an argumentative essay in which answer the question, "Were the industrialists of the 19th century philanthropists or robber barons?"