Henry Ford: Change is in the Air

By: Alejandro Guerrero

Young Henry

  • Henry Ford was born on July 30, 1863, in Greenfield Township, Michigan.
  • At a young age, young Henry loved the work and the art of mechanics.
  • He taught himself the work of mechanics by receiving a pocket watch, taking it apart, then puting it back
  • He also learned about steam-engines, and they are made, and how they would run.
  • when he was about 18 years old, he left the farm in 1879, and started working at the Michigan Car Company.

Middle Aged Ford

  • In 1888, Henry married a woman named Clara Ana Bryant.
  • After he was married, he had a son,and moved back to Michigan, to resume his life farming.
  • Three years later, he was hired, and became a chief engineer in 1893

Getting to the good stuff

  • Ford thought of a theory to make a " Horseless carriage."
  • While working at a engineering company, in 1896, he constructed a model for his theory, named the Ford Quadricycle.
  • In the same year, he was found at a meeting with Thomas Edison, presenting his model. He was then accepted, and was told to make a second, better model.

Ford Motor Company

  • With a few twists and turns, ups and downs, Henry Ford built his Model T in 1903.
  • When the automobile came out, 100 percent of the makes were sold, and no carriage with a horse was found.
  • Ford had changed the world by making the first ever automobile.
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