n Thesis: Henry Ford(1863-1947), an American industrialist, was best known for his pioneering achievements in the automobile industry. ? ? I. Introduction A. born on a farm near Dearborn, Michigan, on July 30, 1863 B. machinist's apprentice in Detroit at the age of 16 C. mechanical engineer 1. later chief engineer 2. Edison Illuminating Co. D. Quadricycle E. Ford Motor Company II. Automobile Production A. standardized interchangeable parts B. assembly-line techniques C. expansion D. innovation 1.labor turnover 2.assembly-line work 3.production quotas E. daily wage F. net result G. factors H. Model T III. Labor Problems A. major manufacturer B. National Labor Relations Board C. strike IV. Wartime Production A. government contracts B. Willow Run, Michigan C. 8000 planes ? V. Other Activities ? A.? Ford B. peace ship C. U.S. senator D. Henry Ford Hospital C. Dearborn Independent VI. Conclusion In conclusion, Henry Ford was a very important part of our society. He was responsible for many inventions, including the Model T. His biggest contribution was revolutionizing and perfecting the assembly line. Henry Ford was a remarkable man.? He was and still remains a symbol of American industry ingenuity. He was an individual that had confidence in himself and in his dreams. No doubt the automobile age would have progressed without him. But we would be a lot further behind on the road had Ford not met his destiny. Henry Ford is responsible for putting America and indeed the world on wheels. Henry Ford was born on July 30, 1863 to William and Mary Ford. He was the first of six children. He grew up in a rich farming household in Dearborn, Michigan. He enjoyed a typical childhood, spending his days in a one-room schoolhouse and doing farm chores. Ever since he was young, he showed an interest for the mechanical side of things, and how they worked and functioned. He used to take things apart and put them back together to get an idea of the inner workings of basic mechanical tools (Encarta ).