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This primary source depicts multiple Robber Barons and their workers. This primary source depicts multiple Robber Barons and their workers. In the cartoon you see that the Robber Barons are not only thicker, which shows wealth, but they are also enlarged in the picture to show their power. Their size is not the only thing that shows their power, they are also holding weapons meaning that they are in control. Lastly you can see that all the citizens/ workers are begging and giving the Robber Barons taxes and wages.


The term Robber Baron is an American term as defined by dictionary.com as an industrialist of the late 19th century considered to have become wealthy by exploiting natural resources, corrupting legislators, or other unethical means. In other words it is a powerful industrialist who negatively affects his society. There are many ways of hurting a society when you are a powerful industrial leader as explained in the definition. A Robber Baron uses resources for a purpose to help his product but they may danger the environment around them, however many Robber Barons don't care about the environment they only care about their profit. Robber Barons angered their workers severly due to their unfair treatment and hard working conditions.Robber Barons in many cases also effect the wealthiness of those around them. Not only do they affect the money the workers make they affect the amount of money that other companies make. Many times Robber Barons expand their industry that it takes away business from all neighboring industries leaving all the money for themselves. A perfect example of a Robber Baron is a man named Alfred Krupp.

Alfried Krupp was born on August 13 1907 in Essen, Germany. His actions ranging from his product to his methods all demonstrate a prime example of a Robber Baron. Alfried Krupp made ammunition for both WWI and WWII the german forces. His product required the use of resources that damage the community and the depletion of important resources. Not only did he use an extreme amount of resources he also treated his workers very unfairly. Actually Alfried was arrested due to his cruel and unusual way of dealing with his employees.



Song Lyrics:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMcJsqDl13Q
Robber Baron by Voltaire, A deep and meaningful song from Voltaire's album 'To the Bottom of the Sea' The lyric's are as follows.
Lyrics
Lyrics to Robber Baron :
Of all things malign,
An accident on the assembly line today
Cut him to the bone,
"But what can you expect from clumsy 8-year-olds?" I'm told.
Look outside the window.
See the growing crowd
Of kids with missing arms and feet?
Nothing to eat?
What cold heartless beast
Can sit and have his feast every night,
While their plight's always in his sight?

Robber Baron in the tower,
Counting all his gold.
You know while he goes unchecked
And stays in power,
He's never gonna let,
He's never gonna let,
He's never gonna let us go!

Marching in the streets,
The mighty hammer of the Baron's own police.
With their flags and guns,
And guns and drums and boots,
And blood red banners, dogs and guns.
Black-shirts pound the pavement,
With their bold insignias of wolves,
And bats and snakes,
And birds of prey.
Filling us with fear.
Our hearts are full of tears.
Who so vain, for his gain,
Causes so much pain?

Robber Baron in the castle,
Basking in his greed.
You know while he breaks no sweat,
And gets no hassle,
He's never gonna let,
He's never gonna let,
He's never gonna let us free!

Robber Baron in the tower,
Counting all his gold.
You know while he goes unchecked,
And stays in power,
He's never gonna let,
He's never gonna let,
What do you want?
(FREEDOM!)
When do you want it?
(NOW!)
Only we can make us free.

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