HST 320 Final essay - December 12th, 2011 HST 320 Outline...

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December 12 th , 2011 HST 320 Outline A. Automobile Pioneers: 1. In the early years of the 20 th century, Michigan companies made the state the world’s leader in producing horseless carriages 2. Michigan-headquartered companies produced more than one million cars in early 1920s, by the end of the decade it exceeded 5 million 3. Alfred Sloan revolutionized industry a. Planned Obsolescence 4. Albert Kahn a. Designed buildings 5. Henry Ford a. birth of modern mass production with assembly line b. Model T 6. Ransom E. Olds 7. William Durant a. birth of GM, president of GM 8. Chrysler understood the business B. Prohibition 1. The great experiment that did not work 2. Smuggling booze from Canada 3. Bootlegging C. The Great Depression 1. Unemployment 2. Auto companies hit hard 3. Hunger D. Flint Sit-Down Strike 1. GM plant in flint a. locked inside 2. Influence of labor conditions 3. Inspired other sit-down strikes 4. GM recognizes UAW Final Exam Essay
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In the early years of the 20 th century, Michigan was changed forever; it had become the world’s leader in producing horseless carriages. In the early 1920’s Michigan companies produced more than one million cars and by the end of the decade it exceeded five million. There are many automobile pioneers that contributed to the success of the auto industry such as, Alfred Sloan, Albert Kahn, Henry Ford, Ransom E. Olds, William Durant and Walter Chrysler. In his early days Henry Ford was an inventor not a manufacturer, and although he had two failed companies he went on to produce the best- selling car in the world (at that time); the Model-T. Ford was always concerned about wanting to improve his products, and he wanted to “build a motor car for the great
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2012 for the course HST 320 taught by Professor Rosentrater during the Spring '11 term at Michigan State University.

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HST 320 Final essay - December 12th, 2011 HST 320 Outline...

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