Presentation on theme: "Bell Ringer How will or how has your life changed when you are old enough to drive?"— Presentation transcript:
Bell Ringer How will or how has your life changed when you are old enough to drive?
Thinking slide Give an example of a routine activity that would not happen if the automobile had not been invented:
Henry Ford Founded the Ford Motor Co. First car was the “Model T” Ford’s factories used a faster method of building cars…The Assembly Line. (5 million cars built by 1929!!!) http://www.youtube.co m/watch?v=wA2P76gQU Co http://www.youtube.co m/watch?v=wA2P76gQU Co
A better working environment?... 1. 8 hour workdays 2. Wages up to $5/ day 3. Workers were encouraged to suggest ways to improve productivity
Characteristics of the Model T 1. Nicknamed “The Tin Lizzy” 2. Only came in black…why? 3. Durable, reliable and easy to fix 4. Could be driven on most surfaces 5. Cost = $290 (equivalent of $3,400 today)
Model T Began selling in 1908 4 cyl engine with 20Hp and a top speed of 40- 45mph 13-21mpg/gas or ethanol Headlights were introduced in 1915 By 1915, 9 out 10 cars were a Ford
However… He had demands!! Workers could not drink alcohol Workers could not smoke…on the job Workers could not join a union
Ways the automobile changed the landscape of America 1. New communities sprang up along country roads (suburbs). 2. More people began traveling to work by car 3. Trucks were more commonly used (less dependant on railroads) 4. Increase in demand for related products
Assignment: The year is 1927 Create a “skit”, song, rap, or one pg. paragraph trying to sell The Model T to the American public. Use your textbook and outline for information and be sure to mention: 1. Cost2. Durability3. Maintenance 4. Any other facts (color, driven on most surfaces, etc.)
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