Henry Ford

Kyle Sonnek Hr5 3/20/16

Background Information

Henry Ford was born in Greenfield Township, Michigan on July 30, 1863, He became an American Industrialist, founder of Ford Motor Company, and the sponsor of the assembly line for mass production. He died at the age of 83 on April 7, 1947.

Education and Accomplishments

  • Attended the Detroit Business Institute.
  • Created the first automobile most middle-class families could afford.
  • Established the Fordist System.

Fordist System

With the manufacturing boom of the 20th Century, Ford's idea of the Fordist System was the dominant mode of mass production from 1945-1970. The Fordist System is a highly organized and specialized system for organizing industrial production and labor. Economic geographers see the Fordist system and encompassing a set of political and economic structures and financial orders that supported mass production by corporations.

"Quick and Affordable"


Henry Ford founded one of the largest automotive companies in the world with a total of $149.6 billion in revenue and is worth about $13 billion. And in October 1908, created the Model T, which paved the way for many different vehicles to come.