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Cornelius Vanderbilt Thy Robber Baron. By : Nicole Van Huigenbos & Esther Te Linde. Who art thou?. Cornelius Vanderbilt was a Entrepreneur, American industrialist, and philanthropist

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cornelius vanderbilt thy robber baron

Cornelius VanderbiltThy Robber Baron

By: Nicole Van Huigenbos & Esther Te Linde

who art thou
Who art thou?

Cornelius Vanderbilt was a Entrepreneur, American industrialist, and philanthropist

Cornelius Vanderbilt started as a small steamboat business owner, but slowly his business grew until he competed with the monopolies and succeeded.

He was the patriarch of the Vanderbilt family.

He was one of the richest Americans in history.

where doth thy come from
Where doth thy come from?

Vanderbilt was from Staten Island, New York

when art thou perished
When art thou perished?

Vanderbilt was born May 27th 1794 in Staten Island New York

He died on January 4th 1877 in New York, New York

He lived to be 82

how doth he maketh his coins
How doth he maketh his coins?

Through shipping and railroads.

Steamboat business

Vanderbilt owned a major shipping company

where for art thou robber baron
Where for art thou ‘Robber Baron’?

Vanderbilt could be considered a Robber Baron because of the secret partnerships he kept with David Drew, a former competitor.

He made few contributions to society.

Vanderbilt continued to cut his prices so that he would beat out the monopolies, and not have to compete.

During the civil war he sold vessels to the US navy at high prices, but the ships were in such bad shape that some would sink before leaving port.

After civil war he would hire lawyers to steal land from settlers and Indians so that he could build his railroads on that land.

how art thou a classical liberal
How art thou a classical liberal?

Vanderbilt was all for individual gain.

Vanderbilt did not believe in giving back to the public or showing his philanthropist ways.

hath greed playeth a part in thy success
Hath greed playeth a part in thy success?

Greedplayed a majorpart in Vanderbuilt’ssuccess. He hadsuch a lustformoney, that he was willingto abuse and underpayhisworkers, and manipulatehispartners in thepursuit of monetarywealth.

thy bibliography
Thy Bibliography

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornelius_Vanderbilt

http://romanswikispace.wetpaint.com/page/Gilded+Age+Industrialists%3A+Captain+of+Industry+or+Robber+Baron%3F

http://voteview.com/vanderb2.htm

http://www.nnp.org/nni/Publications/Dutch-American/vanderbiltc.html

http://www.infoplease.com/biography/var/corneliusvanderbilt.html