·       Henry Ford was one of several people who helped the US become a country of motorists.

·       His inexpensive Model T was the first car that everyone could buy. “I will build a car for the great multitude.”

·       When Henry Ford introduced the assembly line, it could make a Model T in 24 seconds.

·       He introduced the V8 engine.

·       Henry Ford built and drove race cars in his early career. This demonstrated that his produced designs were reliable.

·       He also established schools in seven different places in the country.

·       During World War Two the Ford Motor Company made jeeps, tanks, etc for the Armed Forces.

·       He made a car out of soybean plastic.

·       Henry’s ideas made him a national celebrity.

·       Henry Ford died at his home in Fair Lane in 1947.