Henry Ford George Mancini Social Studies Henry Ford Henry Ford was one of the most famous people in the world. He revolutionized assembly line modes for the automobile, which revolutionized the auto industry for America. He invented the Ford model T car, in 1908, which was his first car he invented. Because of this reason, Ford sold and continues to sell millions of automobiles and became head of a world renowned and innovative auto company. His company didn't really dominate the foreign market, but it made a huge impact in technology and the development of the U.S infrastructure.
When Ford started producing Mo... ... middle of paper ... ...where but up. All markets have high and low points but the demand for the automobile will always be there. With advancements car may be different from what we know them to be but that do not mean they will dissolve. I believe that the auto industry will continue to revolutionize the way we transport and will continue to grow for many years to come. The United States has a great market and setting for this growth and I believe it will continue to dominate the auto industry.
The 1920's were a time where North America became modernized. Whether it was the music, the culture or the growth in technology, this time era is known to most people as the point where America advanced itself to become a world renowned country. An advancement that will be focused on is the Ford Model T. During this time owning a car was a symbol of wealth. Henry Ford, the creator of the Model T, made a system that revolutionized the automobile industry as we know it today. Henry Ford made it possible for people with an average income to own a motor vehicle by creating the assembly line and the theory of mass production.
In 1908, Henry Ford forever changed the world with his Model T. Ford was known as a revolutionary person for not only making the automobile inexpensive but also for teaching workers proper skills and paying them steady wages. (Henry Ford Bio, 1) Only a mere six years later, Ford changed the world again with his invention of the moving assembly line in 1914. With the modern assembly line he was now able to mass produce his Model T. Nearly everything mass produced in the world is assembled on an assembly line thanks to Ford’s 100 year old idea. Not only did Ford make life easier for civilians by giving them affordable access to
Though Ford has grown by leaps and bounds, it primarily still remains a family owned company with 40 percent of the voting rights still resting with the Ford family. Ford revolutionized the industry by making the gasoline powered automobile affordable for the middle class in 1913. The economies of scale approach were taken up by the company. The first moving assembly line was introduced in 1913 at its factory at Highland Park. The major breakthrough being the “Ford-T Model”, which sold in millions.
When Ford Motors first started it was only one of fifteen car manufacturers in Detroit and one of eighty-eight in the United States. During Fords first months in existence Ford Motor Company began to make a profit selling the Model A and Henry Ford knew that the automobile industry was going to work. Since it’s beginning in 1903 Ford Motors has always strived to make cars affordable and easy to buy for everybody. Ford has a long history of having good cars at a great price and offers more classes of models so that everybody can have the car of their dreams. Ford Motors first car was the Model A, which started production at a rented plant in Michigan.
In the same year Ford founded the Detroit Automobile Company. Within 3 years Ford had built an improved, more reliable Quadricycle, using a four-cylinder, 36 horsepower-racing engine. In 1901 his car beat what was then the world's fastest automobile in a race before a crowd of eight thousand people in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. The publicity he received for this victory allowed Ford to finance a practical laboratory for refining his auto ideas. In 1903 Ford launched his own car company, The Ford Motor Car Company, and by January 1904 he had sold 658 vehicles.
The world knows this company because of how Henry Ford got his company to where it is now, how it is a unique company, and it rebounded time and time again. Ford was and is the greatest car company. It is here to stay. One major reason why his company got to where it is now is because of the assembly line. This all began when Henry was working as an engineer that gave him time after work to go home and work on his gasoline engines.
Every year new models are released with newer features and technology to lure the purchaser. Every manufacturer today should thank Ford for what it has done in the past, whether it was the assembly line, interchangeable parts, strong quality of the Model T, it's undeniable what Ford has done for the industry, economy and transportation.
As men returned from war, the new and hot item to own was a car. Ford and GM’s Chevy became the biggest automobile manufacturers. In fact, by 1923, Ford Model T’s accounted for just under 52% of automobiles in the market while Ford held over 62% of the market. The production of Ford automobiles had reached nearly 2 million. In 1924, you could buy a Model T for $290 dollars.