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Henry Ford

Interesting Facts:- He failed with his first two companies before he succeeded with Ford Motor Company.-Henry Ford and his engineers used the first 19 letters of the alphabet to name their automobiles, although some of the cars were never sold to public.-In 1918, half of all cars in America were Ford Model T's.

SS5H4 The student will describe U.S. involvement in World War I and post-World War I America. b. Describe the cultural developments and individual contributions in the 1920s of the Jazz Age (Louis Armstrong), the Harlem Renaissance (Langston Hughes), baseball (Babe Ruth), the automobile (Henry Ford), and the airplane (Charles Lindbergh).

Henry Ford

Birth: July 30, 1863Death: April 7, 1947

Accomplishments:-In 1903, he established the Ford Motor company-In 1907 Ford’s four-cylinder, $600 Model N became the best selling car in the country..-Henry Ford built his first steam engine when he was only fifteen

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Bio: -He was born on his father’s farm in what is now Dearborn, Michigan-After a few trials building cars and companies, in 1903, Henry Ford established the Ford Motor Company. Ford introduced the Model T in October of 1908, and for several years, the company posted 100 percent gains.-The Model T spawned mass automobility, altering our living patterns, our leisure activities, our landscape, even our atmosphere. -In order to meet overwhelming demand for the revolutionary vehicle, Ford introduced revolutionary new mass-production methods, including large production plants, the use of standardized, interchangeable parts and, in 1913, the world's first moving assembly line for cars.

-http://www.biography.com/people/henry-ford-9298747 -http://www.hfmgv.org/exhibits/hf/default.asp -http://www.history.com/topics/henry-ford-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAniol6GSQg-http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Ford

Childrens Books:-Henry Ford and the Model T By Michael O'Hearn, illustrated by Phil Miller-Eat My Dust!: Henry Ford's First Race (Step into Reading 3) By Monica Kulling, illustrated by Richard Walz-We'll Race You, Henry: A Story about Henry Ford (Creative Minds) By Barbara Mitchell, illustrated by Kathy Haubrich

Lesson Plan:http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Henry-Ford-and-the-Automobile-Warm-UpReview-Lesson-179155



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