History of Ford Automotive Essay

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History of Ford automotive By Theresa Amos Senior Project For partial fulfillment of graduation requirements for Willow Springs High School April 24, 2013 Theresa Amos Mr. M. Spence December 14, 2012 W-7block History of Henry Ford’s automotive company, and his life. "Women do not win formula one races, because they simply are not strong enough to resist the G-forces. In the boardroom, it is different. I believe women are better able to marshal their thoughts than men and because they are less egotistical they make fewer assumptions." — Henry Ford (Henry Ford, page 5). Has Chevy and Ford always been competitors or is it more recent that they have been competing against each other. In the 1890’s Ford began experimental cars on the streets of Detroit, Michigan. In 1901 with no job Henry moves back in with his father with his wife and son in Grand Boulevard in Detroit, Michigan. Also in 1901 he beat Alexander Winton in the automobile race attracting inventors to help make the Henry Ford Company. 1906 ford bought out Olds, Buick, and Cadillac to be the number one auto company maker which made Henry Ford the majority owner and president of the company. In the 1933 Chrysler and GM surpassed Ford causing Ford to be third place in American Automotive. In 1943 just two years after the United States entered world war II Henry Ford was elected president of the Ford Company and Edsel Ford died and Henry Ford II was released from the Navy to help run the company (Mike Davis,page1-4). The greatest automobile company of all time is Ford automotive. Henry has always had a skill set for craftsmanship when he made the first experimental car in 1896. It was a twin cylinder engine with the potential of 20mph; in 1899 he left his job to organize the Detroit automobile company. Fords first production was in 1903 was the model A with a under the floor engine selling

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