Ford’s innovations in manufacturing created less expensive cars and higher wage jobs. Also, Model T’s revolutionized transportation and roadways. They allowed people to travel to work, visit family far away, and take vacations. By 1930 over 500,000 miles of paved roads connected rural and suburban areas with cities. Henry Ford and the Model T relate to the NHD theme because by improving the assembly line for manufacturing cars, they expanded the American
Not only did he have an effect on society, he has also played a role on helping the country in times of need. Looking at his effect of allowing the average person to own a car, advancing the work force, growing the middle class, creating tourism, and allowing the United States to thrive during World War II, Henry Ford helped the middle class more than anyone. Henry Ford is the reason that the average American had the ability to own a vehicle. Before Ford started making vehicles, cars were a luxury item only owned by doctors and lawyers. Ford began making his Model T using a revolutionary idea, the moving assembly line.
The 1920’s brought an increase of convenience for the middle class. Products such as refrigerators and vacuum cleaners, that were earlier only available to the rich, were now affordable. They were mass produced using Henry Ford’s method of the assembly line. These products made life easier and gave people more leisure time, therefore altering the manner in which people lived their lives. The automobile also affected the social dynamics of cities.
These creations impacted many Americans, even to this day. The groups of people that were most changed by these new innovations were factory workers, middle-class urban residents, and midwestern farmers. There were many effects that these creations had on these groups of people. These innovations allowed travelling and the transporting of goods to be easily accomplished, made communication between others simpler and more efficient, and allowed for better and safer ways of lighting to be established. Automobiles allowed for travelling and the transporting of goods to be easily accomplished.
“Charles E. Wilson, the president of General Electric Corporation, was so happy about the wartime situation that he suggested a continuing alliance between business and the military for "a permanent war economy" (Zinn). This statement by Wilson seems to express the secret desires of the American people. War is generally known to benefit the economy as more and more money goes to the production of weaponry. “The biggest gains were in corporate profits, which rose from $6.4 billion in 1940 to $10.8 billion in 1944. But enough went to workers and farmers to make them feel the system was doing well for them” (Zinn).
Cars also symbolise wealth back in the 1920s. People who thought they were better than others would buy the best looking and expensive cars on the market. Gatsby wants to show off how wealthy he is and uses the car as a symbol of his wealth. There 's an ongoing theme of new money versus old money where Gatsby has been handed his money down from generation and Tom has worked for what he has and was made rich by his own
Edison was very passionate about his work otherwise he wouldn’t be very successful. Inventors test their ideas numerous times and fix little things at a time until progress is made. They are strong minded and determined to make a difference in the world. Edison is one of these inventors, which is why he was so successful. He had a strong heart and didn’t let his failures get the best of him.
Henry Ford is one of the most important and acclaimed entrepreneur in United States history with his major attribution and key development being the model T car, which was the first widely available automobile. This invention made everyday life better for everyone who now had access to the automobile. Henry would not have been able to achieve his successes and develop this car, had the free enterprise system not been implemented. His innovative and breakthrough ways didn't stop at the model T car either, he also powered the breakthrough and start of the industrial revolution, due to his way of assembling cars in an assembly line. This method proved to be extremely efficient and boosted sales and profits immensely.
Overall, products such as the washing machine and dishwashers made life easier and more efficient for families at home. However, automobiles like the Chevrolet, the Rambler and the Hudson Hornet were huge successes when it came to consumerism in the economy. Manufacturers in the automobile industry, would make small changes to every year’s model. These changes would persuade consumers to buy the new model and that they needed to update their cars every couple of years and ultimately expanded purchasing growth in the 50’s society. Advertising
By donating his money he has greatly affected society by helping build libraries, universities, a music hall, and huge donations to museums. He also had a great influence on treatment of employees and his views on their rights. Andrew Carnegie was also a huge peace advocate. After Andrew Carnegie retired and sold his company to J.P. Morgan for $480 million becoming the richest man alive at the time, he became a