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  • HENRY FORDBy:Mike MelchiorreKenny Piccari

  • Our ObjectiveIn this powerpoint, we plan to teach you about Henry Ford and what he did during the 1920s.

  • Henry Ford was born July 30 1863.Ford had dyslexia.Grew up on a farm but showed an early interest in mechanics.Disliked his farm work and left home at age 16.

  • Henry Ford worked as a apprentice machinistMarried Clara Bryant and supported his family by running a saw millBecame an engineer with the Edison Illuminating Company

  • He died in 1947 of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 83Two years earlier, he gave up the presidency of his company to his grandson, Henry Ford II

  • Ford introduces the first moving automobile assembly line at highland park in 1913

  • Ford Motor Company began paying its workers $5.00 for an eight hour work dayBefore this workers were paid only $2.34 for a nine hour day

  • Ford wrote a book named My Life and Work.In this book, he promoted his personal views in articles and books.

  • In the early 1920s Henry Ford fell behind other competitorsThis was because he refused to offer the Model T in only black

  • To help sales Ford made the Model A, introduced in 1927.It was the first car with different styles two seats or four seats.

  • Model T & Model AIn 1926, production sales of the Model T decreased. In 1927, Ford introduced the Model A to the market. It was produced from 1927 to 1931.

  • Ford 4AT Trimotor Fords most successful aircraft was the Ford 4AT TrimotorThe Trimotor first flew on June 11, 1926 First successful U.S. passenger airliner, carrying 12 passengers

  • International TradeIn 1929, Ford had many successful dealerships in six different continentsEventually, Ford was a producer of a third of the worlds automobiles

  • Fords MuseumFord opened a museum in 1929The museum was named the Henry Ford Museum and its theme was practical technologyIt is still open today

  • THE ENDMIKE&KENNY productions

    Special thanks to



    Google images

    Mr. Greenberg

    Homer Simpson for images of his brain (see slide 5)