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Henry Ford: The Father Of The Ford Motor Company

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Henry Ford was born on July 13, 1863 in Greenfield Township, Michigan, United States.
He was an American industrialist and the founder of Ford Motor Company.

Although Ford did not invent the automobile or the assembly line he developed and manufactured the first automobile that many middle class Americans could afford.

As owner of the Ford Motor Company, he became one of the richest and best-known people in the world. He is credited with "Fordism"- mass production of inexpensive goods coupled with high wages for workers. He died on April 7, 1947 at the age of 83 years in Fair Lane, Dearborn, Michigan, U.S.

Why I chose Henry Ford?
I chose Henry Ford as he was the first person to make a car for transportation. He was a technological genius
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When the car was ready to run, Henry discovered it was too wide to go through the door of the shed. He was so excited to get his car out for a test run that he took an axe and smashed the bricks out of the wall. At 4 a.m. on June 4, 1896, Henry sat in his first automobile and took it for a ride. It ran successfully for a short distance but stopped from ignition trouble and the people on the streets made fun of him, but Henry was very happy as after years of hard work, he had built a working automobile. As the little Quadricycle began to.run well on the streets he was very excited and began to continuously visualize his car running successfully on the streets of the United States of America.
Later that summer, he attended a convention in New York City of the Edison Illuminating Company, his employer in Detroit. At that meeting he was introduced to Thomas Edison, the inventor, who encouraged the young engineer to keep working on his vehicle “That's the thing! Keep at it!" Edison advised.
Henry took Edison’s advice and as the Quadricycle began to attract public attention, investors were interested and wanting to work with him. With the backing and influence of the mayor of Detroit, Henry Ford incorporated his first automobile company, the Detroit Automobile Company, in 1899 and Henry Ford's career as an automaker had
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