Henry Ford Essay

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Henry Ford Have you ever thought about what the world would be like if there wasn't cars to take us to and from work or to the many places that we need to be during a day? Without the car, society might still be using horse and buggies for transportation, but one man made an incredible invention that changed the way americans traveled around thier city and countryside. That man was Henry Ford. Ford contributed multiple things to the automobile industry back in the early 1900's. His greatest contribution by far was the Model T car. By developing this vehicle, Ford changed the way that American's traveled since this was an affordable and efficient vehicle. Henry Ford was born on July 30, 1863 and was the first of William and Mary Ford's six children (Watts, Steven). He grew up on a family farm in Dearborn, Michigan (Watts, Steven). As a child, Henry, enjoyed spending days in a one-room school and doing farm work. At an early age, he showed a big interest into building contraptions and seeing how the mechanics of certain machines worked (Watts, Steven). After many years of farm work, when Henry turned 16, he left the farm and headed to Detroit to see what other sorts of jobs were available to him (Watts, Steven) . While in Detroit, he became a machinist's apprentice, learning how to work various tools and machines (Watts, Steven). After having this job for three years, he quit and moved back to the farm in Dearborn. For the next few years, Ford operated and worked on steam engines and overhauled their farm's equiptment. Then in 1888, he married a young woman named Clara Bryant (Watts, Steven). To support himself and his new wife he opened and ran a sawmill (Watts, Steven). In 1891, Ford became an engineer with the Edison Illuminating Company(Watts, Steven). Once he got this engineering job, it showed him that this is something that he wanted to do and he began

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