Test 1 - Test 1 Essay 1 Throughout American history individuals of many different cultural backgrounds have made an impact on both society and life

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Test 1, Essay 1 Throughout American history, individuals of many different cultural backgrounds have made an impact on both society, and life as we know it today. In the case of post civil war America, this is certainly no exception. Because of the scientific innovations of Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and Andrew Carnegie, the modern American economy has become more industrialized and effective. Henry Ford was an especially notable pioneer in the industrialization of America. Of his many contributions, the most notable is, of course, the assembly line process. Ford came up with this idea regarding specialization of labor. If each individual works on one section specifically, not only will they grow in expertise of this sector of work, but it will take less time and manpower to mass produce the product. This, in turn, made the product (in this case automobiles) more affordable. This affordability was reflected in society by the appearance of more and more cars on the road. Ford made the average person able to afford
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course HIST 106 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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Test 1 - Test 1 Essay 1 Throughout American history individuals of many different cultural backgrounds have made an impact on both society and life

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