Great Depression Primary Source Answers: Ford Advertisement:1920 1. $160.00 a month 2. $42.50 a month 3. Henry Ford mastered the assembly line. It lowered Ford’s price 80%. America’s economy grew 42%. Mass production spread and the modern auto and airline industries were born. 4. The demand increased. Document #2: Ford Advertisement 5. It appeals by making it easier for a woman to buy a car of her own by using Ford’s weekly Purchase plan. The women would just take it out of the household budget instead of asking for extra money from their husband. 6. They would pay weekly and just take it out of their household budget. Document #3: Sears, The Catalog 7. They have to pay for something longer and usually pay more for it with paying installments due to having to pay for interest. 8. Smart watches, iphones, computers, tablets Document #4 Chart 9. I think Americans are getting deeper in debt is because they continue to want the newest items. They buy newer cars and homes. Credit cards are also adding to Americans increasing debt.
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