Henry Ford and the Model T

By: Maddie Landis

Bio

Henry Ford was born July 30, 1863 in Dearborn Michigan. The later moved to Detroit Michigan and became a engineer. 1903 he made a automaking company and began designing cars. In 1908 he invented the Model T the first car. He died on April 7, 1947

" A car which anyone could afford to buy, which anyone could drive anywhere, and which almost anyone could keep in repair."

The Model T

In Detroit Michigan Ford began experimenting with an automobile engine powered by gasoline. And than began designing car at his automaking company in 1903. In 1908 Henry Ford came out with the Model T and began the Ford Motor Company. The Model T had several different body styles a 5 seat touring car; 2 seat runabout; 7 seat town car. Which all came in black. Top speeds were 40-45 mph, 4 cylinders, 2 gears forward and backwards and had a 10 gallon tank. The engine was started by a hand crank. A new Model T was made every 24 seconds due the assembly line which allowed the company to mass produce. It sold for $950.

Significance

Henry Ford change the way Americans work, how much they were payed the hours. He also change the way Americans traveled now you can go anywhere anytime you don't have to wait for the train anymore. It gave people more control of what they could do on their time.