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  • Henry Ford Entrepreneur of the 20th Century
  • Early life • Born in Dearborn, Michigan on July 30th, 1863 • Grew up on a prosperous farm • Quickly became interested in engineering • At age 16 Ford left home to look for work in Detroit. • First job was as an Engineer with the Edison Illuminating Company.
  • First inventions • Within two years Ford was chief engineer at Edison Co. • Using the money from his increased salary Ford began working on first invention, the quardricycle. • During his work on the quardricycle Ford formed a partnership with William H. Murphy, they were to work very well together in the future.
  • Ford Motor CO. • After his earlier inventions and and several failed attempts at private business, in 1903 Ford created the Ford Motor Company, becoming its vice-president and chief engineer. • Not an instant success, at first only a few cars were made a day.
  • Model T and the Assembly • In 1908 all that changed line • Ford designed the Model T, the first car designed for the masses. • This design was made along a revolutionary moving assembly line and was made from interchangeable parts. • By 1918 half of all cars in America were model Ts
  • Ford’s Effects on modern America • Ford’s moving assembly line revolutionized the 20th century. • The assembly line allowed for mass production, and was a key factor in shaping the world into what it is today.
  • Ford today • Since its founding in 1903 the Ford Motor Company has made 146.3 billion dollars in profits. • It employs over 213,000 workers world wide. • It produces over 5.5 million cars a year • It is the fourth largest car company in the world.
  • Work Cited • The Henry Ford: The Life of Henry Ford. The Henry Ford Museum. 2003. http://www.hfmgv.org/exhibits/hf/printdefult.asp • Dobbs, Michael. “Ford and GM Scrutinized for alleged Nazi Collaboration.” The Washington Post November 30th, 1998, Page 10A. • Ford, Henry. “The International Jew, the World’s Foremost Problem.” The Dearborn Independent 1926. Editorial. • Crmichael, Evan “Rolling into the world” The Detroit Daily. • Ford, Henry. “The International Jew, the World’s Formost Problem.” The Dearborn Independent 1926. Editorial. • Crmichael, Evan “Rolling into the world” The Detroit Daily 2008.