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The Men Who Built America – Henry Ford

The History Channel is premiering an eight-hour event series called The Men Who Built America on Tuesday, October 16 at 9 p.m. and will chronicle the lives of Cornelius Vanderbilt,John D. RockefellerAndrew Carnegie, J.P. Morgan and Henry Ford.

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Short Biography of Henry Ford

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Henry Ford was born on July 30, 1863 on a Dearborn, Michigan farm. He created the Ford Model T car in 1908 and eventually developed the assembly line mode of production, which revolutionized the industry. For sold millions of cars and became a world-famous company head. As a child, Ford enjoyed tinkering with machines. By 1896, he had constructed his first horseless carrige which he sold to finance work on an improved model.  For was able to revolutionize manufacturing by using innovative production techniques which could a complete a chassis every 93 minutes instead of the typical 728 minutes. However it was the Model T that changed society. As more Americans owned cars, urban life as it was known had changed.

Quotes from Henry Ford

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.

Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right.

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.

A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.

Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.

People can have the Model T in any color – so long as it’s black.

There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible.

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