Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) , an American who was the founder of Ford Motor Company, was an automotive engineer and industrialist (a person involved in the ownership and management of industry). Henry Ford was the first person in the world to apply the concept of assembly lines to factories and he built a lot of factories to produce the cars so that lots of people can get the jobs in the factories . The cars were not invented by Ford, but he developed and produced the first automobile that many middle class Americans could afford.
In the 1920s the motorcar came to represent the American dream. Cars' price decrease quickly so that many Americans could afford them. They could be sold to a mass market because they could be made more cheaply with assembly line methods.Henry Ford’s Assembly line brought the average price of a car down from $850 in 1908 to $250 in 1925. As a result, car factories paid high wages and many people could get the jobs.
Henry Ford's introduction of the Model T automobile revolutionized transportation and American industry.The Ford Model T was an automobile that was produced by Ford Motor Company from October 1, 1908, to May 26, 1927.
Ford's Model T automobile's production caused that a year in 1908 became a very important year in the history of the industry: it is generally regarded as the first affordable automobile, the car that most of middle class Americans could afford, and the United States was called "The Kingdom of the Wheel ".
As the owner of the Ford Motor Company, Ford became one of the richest and best-known people in the world. He is credited with "Fordism": produce lots of inexpensive goods and give worker more money.
In 1936, Henry Ford and his son founded the Ford Foundation of the United States in Michigan to help someone who needs help.
Henry Ford also wrote an anti-Semitic book, "The International Jews"
The cars from the Ford Motor Company are very popular in the 21st century. And the cars are inexpensive so that most of families have more than one car.