A Brief Biography Of Henry Ford

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In July 30, 1863, Henry Ford was born in Dearborn, Michigan. Henry Ford had many struggles such as he went bankrupt twice before having a successful, attitude problems and family problems. He grew up on a farm, and he was the oldest of six children. When Henry was only twelve years old, he lost his mom. For the rest of his life he lived his life as he thought his mom wanted him so he wanted to be successful. Henry was amazed at building things, so he wanted to learn more about manufacturing. In 1879 he left the farm to become an apprentice at the Michigan Car Company, a manufacturer of railroad cars in Detroit.

Henry Ford was in two companies before making a successful company. The first company he had was first named Cadillac Motor Company then changed into the Ford Motor Company when they went bankrupt once, which was established in August 22, 1902. He went into this company with twenty-eight thousand dollars and eleven men. This company only made around five cars a day. The only way that they made cars was that they would group three guys on one car. During this time, the Great Depression was going on which made one of the toughest times to sell cars. When the company went bankrupt twice, he was not about to give up. When he was forty years old, he created the Ford Motor Company. On one of his projects he made a design for a car that broke the fastest car record. Once the word went around people started to buy his cars. Once the Great Depression ended he started making money. Today Ford Motor Company is one of the most successful company in America.

When Henry Ford was growing up, he had many struggles facing his family. First problem he faced was that his parents wanted him to t...

... middle of paper ... the oldest out of all six of his siblings. He did not take over the farm, but when he got older and started up a company, his company went bankrupt. He went into the company with out enough money and only eleven investors. His company grouped about three to four people on a car at once to speed up the car making, but they only made about five cars a day. Henry Ford was also scared of the workers talking to the United Automobile Workers. This made his management styles very stubborn. He was scared that the United Automobile Workers would make him pay them so much more money. He ended up hiring a spy to watch over them. Henry was still scared, so he doubles their wages. Henry Ford over came many struggles in his life with his company and his personal life he ended up overcoming all of it and make a successful company that we still know today known as Ford.
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