Henry Ford

By: Mason Morse

Henry Ford

Henry Ford was born on July 30, 1863. He was one of eight children of Mary and William Ford. Ford spent most of his life making headlines, good, bad, but never indifferent. Henry ford spent his childhood on his family's farm, located just out side of Detroit Michigan. When Henry Ford was twelve his mother died. For the rest of his life Henry tried to live his life as he believed his mother would have wanted, often citing lessons she had taught him before her death. Although close to his mother, Henry had a strained relationship with his father. While his father hoped Henry would someday take over the family farm, Henry preferred to tinker.

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Henry Ford's Life

Later in 1908, Ford designed the model T, specifically designed to appeal to the masses. It was light, fast, and strong. Henry had found and used vanadium steel within the model T which was much stronger than any other steel available at the time. Also, the model T's were painted black because that paint color dried the fastest. Since the model T quickly became so popular that it was selling faster than ford could manufacture them, Ford began looking for ways to speed up the manufacturing.