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    • Henry Ford
      By: Nick Cornelius
    • Henry Ford’s Life
      He was born on July 30, 1863
      His parents were William and Mary, and was born in Greenfield Township
      He married Clara Ala Bryant in 1888, and had one son, Edsel Bryant
    • Overview
      He is one of the most important and influential businessmen ever
      He strived to give his works a fair wage, good working conditions, and a state-of-the-art facility
      He invented the assembly line, the V-8 engine, and the Model T
    • Early Career
      His first job was as an engineer at the Edison Illumination Company
      He joined the company in 1891
      He was promoted to Chief Engineer in 1893
      With this promotion, he began experimenting with the gas-powered internal combustion engine.
      Ford in his Quadricycle
    • Early Accomplishment
      He successfully test drove his new Quadricycle on June 4th, 1896
      It was a very crude and simple machine, that only had a 2 person capacity
      The Quadricycle
    • First Major Steps
      When he was introduced to Thomas Edison, he was encouraged to create a second automobile
      Then in 1898, he quit the Edison Illumination Co. and joined the Detroit Motor Company, on August 5th, 1899
    • Work
      He created a 26 horsepower racer with the Detroit Motor Company
      He eventually left and founded the Ford Motor Company, soon after the Detroit Motor Company became Cadillac Motors
    • Ford Motor Company
      The Ford Motor Company was one of the most influential companies in America
      He raised his companies’ minimum wage to 5 dollars an hour, and cut the time in the average work day and work week
    • Ford Motor Company
      His alterations to the company reduced worker turnover, which was a major issue with the company
      He produced the Model T in 1908
      The price on the Model T dropped every year, until the release of the Model A
    • Ford’s death
      He died in September 1947 from a cerebral hemmoragge
      Presidency of the company was transferred to his grandson, Henry Ford II
    • Works Cited
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Ford