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mass production.ppt 457 KB06-01-10

  1. 1. How accurate is the term “Roaring Twenties”? <ul><li>Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>Racism </li></ul><ul><li>Crime </li></ul><ul><li>Sexism </li></ul>
  2. 2. “ You can have any colour you want, as long as it’s black”. Henry Ford, Ford Motor Company Owner.
  3. 3. “ You can have any colour you want, as long as it’s black”. Henry Ford, Ford Motor Company Owner.
  4. 4. Henry Ford <ul><li>Ford grew up on a small farm in rural Michigan. </li></ul><ul><li>At the age of 16, he headed to the nearest city – Detroit – to make a living. </li></ul><ul><li>By 1903, he had built up his own motor company and by 1920 he had revolutionized industry. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Mass Production <ul><li>The Ford Motor Company was one of the first industries to use the method of “Mass Production”. </li></ul><ul><li>This meant assembly lines were set up with every worker doing a simple job time and time again. </li></ul><ul><li>Many unskilled workers could find jobs for the first time and had a steady wage. </li></ul>
  6. 7. How did this affect people? <ul><li>Many working class people were getting a steady wage. </li></ul><ul><li>Business owners like Ford were making huge profits. </li></ul><ul><li>Because production was fast (a car finished every 10 seconds) they were cheap to buy so many Americans had luxuries for the first time. A Model T Ford was just $295 in 1920. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Cycle of Prosperity Increased employment Increased demand for consumer goods. Increased production More money available to spend on goods.
  8. 9. Who didn’t prosper? <ul><li>People living in cities like Detroit were much better off, but not everyone was affected. </li></ul><ul><li>Many businessmen still had racial prejudices and would only take on white workers. </li></ul><ul><li>Ford, himself, was anti-Semitic. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Henry Ford and Mass Production <ul><li>Task 1: Give definitions for these terms: </li></ul><ul><li>Mass Production (b) Model T Ford </li></ul><ul><li>Task 2: Copy the Cycle of Prosperity from page 223. </li></ul><ul><li>Task 3: Explain how the following people benefited/ failed to benefit from Mass Production: </li></ul><ul><li>Factory Owners </li></ul><ul><li>Unskilled Workers </li></ul><ul><li>People living in urban areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Black people </li></ul>

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