Henry ford changing history?

I'm writing a paper about how henry ford made an impact on american history. Could you give me some good points about how he in fact did? thanks a lot :)

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was the American founder of the Ford Motor Company and father of modern assembly lines used in mass production. His introduction of the Model T automobile revolutionized transportation and American industry. He was a prolific inventor and was awarded 161 U.S. patents. As owner of the Ford Company he became one of the richest and best-known people in the world. He is credited with "Fordism", that is, the mass production of large numbers of inexpensive automobiles using the assembly line, coupled with high wages for his workers. Ford had a global vision, with consumerism as the key to peace. Ford did not believe in accountants; he amassed one of the world's largest fortunes without ever having his company audited under his administration. Henry Ford's intense commitment to lowering costs resulted in many technical and business innovations, including a franchise system that put a dealership in every city in North America, and in major cities on six continents. Ford left most of his vast wealth to the Ford Foundation but arranged for his family to control the company permanently.

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  • 4 years ago

    There are many kinds of history - and Henry Ford (who was great at making automobiles but not noted for his scholarly attributes) is talking through his hat when he talks about history as being tradition. History is a record of what has happened. If you want to live in the present, and not repeat what has happened in the past, you better be darn sure you know exactly what did happen, and why. Otherwise you'll just keep repeating it.

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