The Decade of New Ideas and Inventions

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In the 1900s was a time of new inventions to help. The United States of America did not have a reliable way to travel by car. In 1903 Henry Ford was the person to solve the problem for the United States of America (“Ford Motor Company” 1). On June 16, 1903 Henry Ford founded the Ford Motor Company (“Ford Motor Company” 1). The Ford Motor Company was based out of Detroit, Michigan (“Ford Motor Company” 1). The company was located in an old wagon factory (“Ford Motor Company” 1). Ford Motor Company released its first car in 1903 (“Automobile Design in the 1900s, 1900-1909” 2). That first car was a Model A (“Automobile Design in the 1900s, 1900-1909” 2). The Model A was a buggy- style car (“Automobile Design in the 1900s, 1900-1909” 2). The Car was an affordable at eight hundred and fifty dollars (“Automobile Design in the 1900s, 1900-1909” 2). Henry Ford believed strongly in low-price cars, affordable for Americans at the time (“Model T: The Car for the Masses.” 1). America began to love the Model A, and its convenience to the United States of America (“Automobile Design in the 1900s, 1900-1909” 2).Before the Model A came out the Horseless Carriages where consisted more of a rich man’s toy (“Henry Ford.” 2). The Ford Motor Company started to revolutionize the way America is today. Due to the increasing about of driving done by Americans and lack of protection from the early day cars, Americans needed appropriate clothes to drive in (“Automobile Design in the 1900s, 1900- 1909” 2). Most of the cars that came out in that time where open and exposed to the elements (“Automobile Design in the 1900s, 1900-1909” 2). One year after the Model A came out Saks and Company came out with a two hundred and fifty page catalogs all about drivin... ... middle of paper ... ...Jan. 2014. Gaskins, Lee E., III. "1904 World's Fair Overview." At The Fair. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Jan. 2014. Gaskins, Lee E., III. "History of the Fair" At The Fair. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Jan. 2014. Gianoulis, Tina, et al. "1900s: Commerce." Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th- and 21st-Century America. Ed. Cynthia Johnson and Lawrence W. Baker. 2nd ed. Vol. 1: 1900s-1910s. Detroit: U*X*L, 2012. 7-32. Student Resources in Context. Web. 17 Jan. 2014 "Henry Ford." Scientists: Their Lives and Works. Gale, 2006. Student Resources in Context. Web. 9 Jan. 2014. "Model T: The Car for the Masses." Science and Its Times. Ed. Neil Schlager and Josh Lauer. Vol. 6. Detroit: Gale, 2001. Student Resources in Context. Web. 9 Jan. 2014. "The 1900s." Gale Student Resources in Context. Detroit: Gale, 2011. Student Resources in Context. Web. 15 Jan. 2014.

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