Section 2: The Growth of Big Business “Without huge amounts of capital, businesses could not build factories or market their inventions. To succeed, business leaders often combined funds and resources to create large companies. Thus was born the age of big business.” (pg. 467)
I. Robber Barons or Captains of Industry
A. “Robber Barons” – suggests business leaders built their fortune by
stealing from the public.
drained the country of natural resources
persuaded officials to interpret laws in their favor