Carnegie and The Gospel of Wealth

CarnegieAndrew Carnegie epitomizes the “rags to riches” American dream.

Although he was a captain of industry during the infamous robber baron years, he believed it was important for the wealthy to leave a legacy and better the world.

His Gospel of Wealth essay written in 1889 outlined his philanthropic ideals.gospel of wealth

We have included a copy of the essay as well as questions and answers for students.

For more on this era check out our U.S. History PowerPoints: Rise of Industrial America: 1865-1900 and Response to Industrialism, and World History Industrial Revolution. We also have a really fun simulation game called Steel Empire.