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Entrepreneur: Henry Ford
Mrs. Walker
Social Studies/ Economics
July 25, 2014
Business: Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company was
founded in Dearborn,
Michigan, on June 16, 1903.
Ford Motor Company is...
Products
Past Present Future
2015 Ford Focus
This vehicle will not be
on the market for
another six months. It
comes in va...
Founder
The Ford Motor Company was founded in Dearborn,
Michigan, on June 16, 1903, by Henry Ford. Henry Ford
began his ca...
Background
Henry Ford was born on July 30, 1863, in Greenfield Township, Michigan.
Henry Ford did not attend college. As a...
Explanation
I chose the Ford Motor Company because it has
impacted how our community functions since the early
1900. The a...
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Entrepreneurs: Henry Ford

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Entrepreneurs: Henry Ford

  1. 1. Entrepreneur: Henry Ford Mrs. Walker Social Studies/ Economics July 25, 2014
  2. 2. Business: Ford Motor Company Ford Motor Company was founded in Dearborn, Michigan, on June 16, 1903. Ford Motor Company is an American automaker. Ford Motor Company created the first, mass produced automobile on September 27, 1908. The automobile was known as the Model T. Ford was able to mass produce vehicles at a low cost through the use assembly lines.
  3. 3. Products Past Present Future 2015 Ford Focus This vehicle will not be on the market for another six months. It comes in various colors, as a sedan or hatchback, and is available with ecoboost. The price for this vehicle ranges from $22,400 - $36,500. In 1909 the Model T was available for $1200. By 1928 the Model T was sold for only $295. This was the first vehicle with the steering wheel on the left. It was only available in black. 2007 Ford Focus This vehicle was available as a hatchback, sedan or coupe. It came in various colors. The price started at $14,000.
  4. 4. Founder The Ford Motor Company was founded in Dearborn, Michigan, on June 16, 1903, by Henry Ford. Henry Ford began his career as an engineer for the Edison Illuminating Company in 1891. In 1983, Henry Ford was promoted as the Chief Engineer. He had saved enough money to venture out on his own and experiment with gasoline engines. In 1896 he created the Quadricycle. Henry Ford founded his businesss because he wanted to build a car that anyone could afford to buy. The affordable Model T led to the creation of an assembly line that increased productivity for many other businesses. Ford has impacted many people with introduction of the assembly line and an affordable vehicle. People are able to travel like never before.
  5. 5. Background Henry Ford was born on July 30, 1863, in Greenfield Township, Michigan. Henry Ford did not attend college. As a child he worked on the family farm. At the age of 15 he would dismantle and reassemble a pocket watch his father had given him. Facts: • By 1929 Ford was producing more than one car a minute through the use of the assembly line. • The Model T gas tank held 10 gallons. • The top speed of the Model T was 40-45 miles per hour. • In 1929, he had 81,000 men working in the Rouge Ford Factory. • In 1918, President Woodrow Wilson convinced Ford to run for a seat on the Senate as a Democrat. Ford sent a letter to Wilson saying, “If they want to elect me let them do so, but I won't make a penny's investment." He didn’t spend any money campaigning and still only lost by 4500 votes.
  6. 6. Explanation I chose the Ford Motor Company because it has impacted how our community functions since the early 1900. The assembly line concept that Henry Ford created was adapted to many other companies and has helped make everyday products available and affordable for the masses. The Ford company is still relevant today. My favoirte product is the Ford Focus, expecially the Third Generation Vehicles. These are the vehicles made between 2011-present. I like these cars because they get excellent gas mileage and are eco friendly. I currently drive a Jeep but most of my family members drive a Ford vehicle of some type. Ford sold 2,493,918 vehicles in 2013.

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