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