By: Josh Glass

Perhaps no invention affected American everyday life in the 20th century more than the automobile. It took Henry Ford to make useful gadget accessible to the American public. Ford paid his worker $5 a day when most laborers only brings home $2 a day.

Effects of Automoblies

The social effects of the automobile were as great. Freedom of choice encouraged many family vacations to places previously impossible. Urban dwellers had the opportunity to rediscover pristine landscapes, just as rural dwellers were able to shop in towns and cities