The Automobile: The Invention Of The Automobile

Satisfactory Essays
Josh Ricke
English 11B Trimester 3
Ms. Johnson
May 10 2014
The Invention of The Automobile
Since the 1900s Automobiles have revolutionized the way people traveled across the globe. Automobiles have been around for about a whole century and have came a long way.
Although it is believed Henry Ford invented the automobile, In reality the Baushke family built America's first car in Benton Harbor, Michigan in 1894. In American History Henry Ford’s famous Model T was very popular in the early 1900s and cleared the markets.
Even though Henry Ford was not the first person to invent the automobile, Henry Ford had a motive to revolutionize the way people travel and it started with the mass production of the Model T. Today, automobiles are one of the most significant inventions that we still use to this day. Paved road systems are all around the world for automobiles to travel on. Along with Ford Motor Company, Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler, Chevrolet, GMC, and Lincoln have joined the competition of making automobiles.
Henry Ford founded Ford Motor Company in 1903 (“Ford Motor Company”.). In 1908 GM was founded (“Company: History and Heritage”.) and in 1937 Mopar was founded (“Evolution of a trademark”). Today, there are numerous automobile companies in competition and the automobile is the most reliable transportation in America and around the world. The invention of the automobile undoubtedly had one of the biggest impacts on American History.
Since then, Motor Companies have made numerous types of vehicles to fit your driving style the best including SUVs, trucks, compact cars, luxurious cars, and sedans etc. Even countries across the globe have have joined the competition such as Toyota, Nissan, and other european c...

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... located outside of cities and the fuel came in a can or containers. Sometimes the distances between depots were too long of a drive for automobiles, so a long walk or an aid from a horse would be necessary to acquire the gas.
As automobiles sales went up, the demand for fuel led to a more efficient way. In 1914 Standard oil of California opened a chain of 34 gas stations along the west coast. Quickly gasoline pumps were not just being installed at gas stations but at hardware stores, feed companies, livery stables, and a variety of other retailers.
Automobiles did create new problems in the cities. Especially with an excessively abundant supply of automobiles. The large number of cars and the great number of trips in those cars to and from home, work, places of recreation, grocery stores, and many more made traffic a universal problem throughout the country.
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