Henry Ford

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Henry Ford

Henry Ford was born July 30 , 1863 near Dearborn, Michigan. Hnery Ford created the Ford Model T car in 1908 and went on to develop the assembly line mode of production. When Henry Ford started to make cars by using the assembly line Ford sold millions of cars and became a world- famous company. Ford was born and worked on his family's farm. Unsatisfied with farm work, Ford left his home at age 16 to take an apprenticeship as a machinist in Detroit. In 1888, Ford married Clara Ala Bryant and returned to farming to support his wife and son, Edsel. Three years later he was hired as an engineer for the Edison Illuminating Company. in 1896, he constructed his first model, the Ford Quadricycle. In 1903, Henry Ford established the Ford Motor Comany. Ford introduced the Model T in October of 1908.

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1863- Ford was born in Michigan1896 - Ford's first automobile is completed1903 - The Ford Motor Company is born 1913 - Ford sets up the first car automobile assembly line1921 - Ford becomes the dominating car company1941 - The company joins the union1947 - Ford dies at age 83

1- Thomas Edison was Henry Ford's role model and later his close friend.2- Henry Ford was fired from his first job.3- Henry Ford failed with his first two companies before he succeeded with Ford Motor Company. 4- The idea for using a moving assembly line for car production came from the meat- packing industry.5- Henry Ford promoted the early use of aviation technology.

Standard5th grade

SS5H4 The student will describe U.S. involvement in World War 1 post- World War 1 in America. B. Descibe the cultural developments and individual contributions in the 1920s of the Jazz Age (Louis Armstrong), the Harlem Renaissanc (Langston Hughes), baseball (Babe Ruth), the automobile (Henry Ford), and the airplane (Charles Lindbergh).


- http://www.thehenryford.org/exhibits/modelt/pdf/ElementaryCommemorativeCoinUnitPlan.pdf - 10-07-15- http://www.proteacher.org/a/91896_Henry_Ford.html - 10-08-15- http://video.pbs.org/video/2329934360/ - 10-07-15- http://www.biography.com/people/henry-ford-9298747 10-08-15

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