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1 THE MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA ROCKEFELLER, CARNEGIE, VANDERBILT, FORD

2 INSTRUCTIONS:  Get out a piece of paper  Title this assignment: THE MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA  You will title each segment as given in the heading of the slide  You will then watch the video, and as you watch you will write down 5 facts  After the video, you will answer the 2 questions about the video segment

3 JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER  oil?m= baf036&s=All&f=1&free=false oil?m= baf036&s=All&f=1&free=false  5 Facts  What was the problem with kerosene?  How did Rockefeller use this to his advantage?

4 ANDREW CARNEGIE  carnegie?m=528e394da93ae&s=undefined&f=1&free=false carnegie?m=528e394da93ae&s=undefined&f=1&free=false  5 Facts  What was the first thing Andrew Carnegie learned how to do well?  Why did Carnegie get into the steel business instead of iron?

5 CORNELIUS VANDERBILT  vanderbilt?m=528e394da93ae&s=undefined&f=1&free=false vanderbilt?m=528e394da93ae&s=undefined&f=1&free=false  5 Facts  What was an “opportunity” that Vanderbilt took advantage of?  What is the significance of Grand Central Terminal?

6 HENRY FORD   5 Facts  What happened to Ford’s first two companies that he started?  How did Ford get his costs down low enough so a car was available to the “common man”?

7 MONOPOLIES & ROCKEFELLER  monopoly?m=528e394da93ae&s=undefined&f=1&free=false monopoly?m=528e394da93ae&s=undefined&f=1&free=false  5 Facts  What did Rockefeller mean when he said “Oil is what this country runs on. You call it monopoly. I call it enterprise.”  What eventually happened to Standard Oil Company?

8 TRAITS OF A TITAN  titan?m=528e394da93ae&s=undefined&f=1&free=false titan?m=528e394da93ae&s=undefined&f=1&free=false  5 Facts  What is meant by the Thomas Edison quote “Vision without execution is hallucination.”?  Why does risk-taking require courage?


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