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mass production.ppt 457 KB06-01-10 mass production.ppt 457 KB06-01-10 Presentation Transcript

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