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The AutoMobile

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Introduction

The AutoMobile Irfan Khokhar The automobile was not invented by Henry Ford but he brought it mainstream and developed ways of producing it more efficiently and cheaply. He built his first car in 1896 at home in his garage. Symbolic of the American century to come, the door of the shed was too small and bricks had to be removed to make way for the car but this was the start of a new trend and a prospering industry, which was primed at the peak of the boom. ...read more.

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A famous promotional quote said by Henry Ford: "Americans can have any kind of car they want, and any color they want, as long as it's a Ford, and as long as it's black." There were also many knock-on effects after the mainstream production of the automobile these are some: Economic Effects of the Automobile: Growth of other industries was promoted, especially petroleum, rubber, and steel because of the new production demand. ...read more.

Conclusion

Social Effects of the Automobile: The Automobile created a more mobile society with the automobile the new tradition of the "Sunday drive," was born, with city folks going out to the country. Rural Americans came into urban areas for shopping and entertainment. Broke down the stability of family life now it was far easier for individual family members to go their own way and split families with youngsters enabled freedom. Broke down traditional morality children could escape parental supervision, as cars became a sort of "bedroom on wheels" and a past time for youngsters. ...read more.

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