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Dillon Meyer11 January 2018History/12th Biographical  Background information: ·        
Andrew full name is Andrew William
Born March 24th 1855 in
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and died August 26th 1937 in Southampton New
York ·        
He was a philanthropist, business man,
and Sectary of the treasury (1921-32) ·        
Founded National Gallery of Art ·        
 Mellon was unique in that he
excelled in four fields of endeavor:  as a businessman and banker; as a
politician and statesman; as an art collector; and as a philanthropist.·        
Shortly after he left WU he joined his
father banking house. In 1882 his father transferred the bank’s ownership to
Mellon. ·        
Mellon built up a financial industrial
empire by supplying capital for Pittsburgh-based corporations to expand fields
as aluminum, steel, oil, coal, and synthetic abrasives. ·        
Mellon and Henry Frick were principal
organizers of the Union trust company.·        
By 1920 Mellon had become one of the
richest and famous man in the US until the great depression he became less
famous Character Assessments ·        
Strengths – He was a successful business
man and become the richest man in the US in 1920. Was able to grasp the
concepts of new technology in coal, oil, shipbuilding, aluminum, and steel.
Weaknesses – Mellon was so passionate about his work that he worked so much
that he neglected his health. Ideology·        
His ideas are in his book Taxation: The People’s Business under
his “Mellon Plan” o  
 to apply business principles to
the administration of the Treasury to which end he created the Bureau of the
Budget and the General Accounting Office in the government.o  
 to lower taxes to free up money
that could be then be invested in business to create jobs and improve the
economy ensuring financial prosperity.§   To
cut Taxes§  To
reduce the Government’s debt§  To
balance the Federal budgetRole in U.S History ·        
secretary of the treasury under
president Harding.·        
been active in Republican politics in
Pennsylvania, he was strongly opposed to the League of Nations, and he
delighted in bringing business practices into government.  ·        
He was able to pass a tax that helped
the national debt 11-15 billion dollars·        
After he resigned from being the
treasure of the United States in 1932 he was sent to Britain to become the
American Ambassador for a short time. ·        
Was a candidate for president in 1927
but lost the Republican nomination to Herbert Hoover. Andrew William Mellon should be recognized for the
history he deserves because while he was the Treasure of the United States he
cut taxes, enforced Prohibition, and presided over a period of such financial
prosperity that he was hailed as the greatest Treasury Secretary since
Alexander Hamilton.                Work
CiteAlchin, Linda. “Warren
Harding.” 1920: US History for Kids ***, Siteseen Limited, 9 Jan.
2018, www.american-historama.org/1913-1928-ww1-prohibition-era/mellon-plan.htm.”Andrew Mellon.” Wikipedia,
Wikimedia Foundation, 13 Jan. 2018, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Mellon.”Andrew W.
Mellon.” The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, mellon.org/about/history/andrew-w-mellon/.Carnegie, Andrew. The
gospel of wealth. Carnegie Corp. of New York, 2001.Mellon, Andrew W. Taxation,
the people’s business. Gale, 2011.Parker, Richard.
“Pittsburgh Pirates.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 4
Nov. 2006, www.nytimes.com/2006/11/05/books/review/Parker.t.html.The Editors of
Encyclopædia Britannica. “Andrew Mellon.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia
Britannica, inc., 18 Nov. 2016, www.britannica.com/biography/Andrew-Mellon.     Dillon Meyer History/12th
16 January 2018 Debate
Prep Questions 1.     
The thing that made my business
successful was that I strictly focused on running the coke and coal mine with
Henry Frick. I also used something known as the Mellon system which controlled
every aspect of a product from raw material, refining and production, and
eventually the finished product and sale of that product. I am not willing to
change this because it has helped me earn enough money to become the richest
man in 1920. 2.     
In Andrew Carnegie book The Gospel of Wealth Carnegie proposed
that the best way of dealing with the new phenomenon of wealth was for the
wealthy to redistribute their surplus means in a responsible and thoughtful
manner. This approach was contrasted with traditional inheritance where wealth
is handed down to heirs, and other forms of inheritance where wealth is willed
to the state for public purposes. Carnegie argued that surplus wealth is put to
best use when it is administered carefully by the wealthy. Carnegie also argues
against wasteful use of capital in the form of extravagance, irresponsible
spending, or self-indulgence, instead promoting the administration of said
capital over the course of one’s lifetime toward the cause of reducing the
stratification between the rich and poor. As a result, the wealthy should
administer their riches responsibly and not in a way that encourages “the
slothful, the drunken, the unworthy”.3.     
The demands the Labor Union demanded are
higher wages, better benefits, and safer conditions for workers. How this would
harm my businesses by noting becoming the top dog and being on the top of the
business train. I would want to do what other businesses are doing so I don’t
loose any profits if it doesn’t work out. If I spend money on making it a
better place to work I would have to close doors to remodel and I will loose
profits and possibly clientele. 4.     
The dangers that the government
regulations and interference will bring is if the government passes a bill that
must require all businesses to make it a safe place to work and also raise the
rate of pay or set a minimum wage. This would affect me by have to spend more
money on people on people that might not want to work and have to close my
doors to remodel to make it safe for workers.  



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