Essay On The Model T

1466 Words3 Pages

The model T was Americas first successful and mass-produced automobile. The legacy of the Model T reveals its success and impact: The simple but effective Model T introduced new styles of manufacturing, created new industries and markets, changed the face of the country, became an essential element of the American Dream, and blurred the line between rich and poor, all of which created the American middle class, and forever changed the country.
It is safe to say all Americans know the name “Ford,” and throughout the world, the “Ford” name is recognized as being ‘American.’ The iconic brand got its start at the turn of the twentieth century when the determined Henry Ford unveiled his life’s work, the Model T. (pictured left) Ford’s Model T …show more content…

Model T’s were everywhere in America, even long after Ford stopped production in 1927. (Henry) While Ford was the number one brand, selling the most cars throughout the early 1900’s, the Model T created a new industry that is distinctly American; the auto industry. Three manufacturers, Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler dominated the American auto industry, and all three companies still produce cars today. The Model T gave birth to the competitive auto market. To this day, car companies in America are constantly racing to innovate, improve, and outsell their competitors. Manufacturing of cars “became the backbone of a new consumer goods-oriented society. By the mid-1920s it ranked first in value of product, and in 1982 it provided one out of every six jobs in the United States.” (history –idk yet) The demand for cars also resulted in a booming petroleum industry, and a high demand for metals, like steel. ( History idk yet) Furthermore, with so many people driving cars, construction of roads was necessary. The popularity of automobiles set off a chain reaction that created new opportunities all across the country. All sections of the modern automotive industry, from marketing to manufacturing, as well industries like petroleum refining, steel production, and road construction, can trace their beginnings to the Ford Model

More about Essay On The Model T

Open Document