Week 3-1 - industry. The combustion engine continually beat...

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Week 3-1 Cars changed American culture in huge ways; mostly they gave people the more of a way to experience their freedom. With cars, people could visit friends and family who lived farther away, go more places and do more things throughout the nation. They could get out of cities and go see the countryside or leave the countryside and experience the city. They could do this in ways that were under their control and not under the control of train schedules and routes. It also gave young people found a whole new way to have fun. Cars are blamed for loosening sexual morals because young men and women could go off in their cars and have more privacy than they were able to have before. So cars helped to loosen up American culture in the 1920s and it still show today. The sharp demand for automobile sparked the creation of a whole new industry in the 20s, the automobile
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Unformatted text preview: industry. The combustion engine continually beat out the competition like the steam powered engines and the electric car of its time. The early American automobile pioneers like Ransom E. Olds and Henry Ford built reliable combustion engines, rejecting the ideas of steam or electrical power from the start. Ford was able to make his success with the Model T and the perfection of the assembly line. The Ford Motor Company was able to move ahead of other car company because the assembly line made it easier, cheaper and quicker to produces. The assembly line drove down the price on his automobile and made it affordable for the middle class. http://www.angelfire.com/co/pscst/car.html http://www.enotes.com/twentieth-century-criticism/henry-ford http://l3d.cs.colorado.edu/systems/agentsheets/New-Vista/automobile/...
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course HIS 204 taught by Professor Kimberlyroff during the Winter '11 term at Ashford University.

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