14. I too have read some of the history of the barons of industry at that time. Cornelius Vanderbilt was
a perfect example of a tea party world. I can't remember the details, but one of the reasons he was so successful in shipping was because he took a shipping route that others wouldn't take due to the danger. Many of his workers died, but at the time people needed work and didn't have a social safety net program so they signed on. Vanderbilt did work hard, sacrifice, and was smart in business, but that didn't stop him from abusing power when he had it.