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Henry Ford

             Henry Ford, an extremely hard working man, was very curious in his early life because he liked to take things apart and ask many questions. He designed and manufactured many cars, including the Model T which was the second largest selling car totaling over 15,000,000. In addition to doing this, he managed an enormous company with the help of very few people. Henry had a few dreams that he thought would change the world. For example, he saw that most of the car companies were making cars for the very wealthy, but Ford looked beyond this and dreamed that every family in the United States would own their own car, even the poor farming families. .
             Henry was born into a rather poor farming family during Abraham Lincoln's presidency on July 30, 1863, in a small town called Dearborn located in Michigan. During the first years of Henry's life, he would work on the farm, take his toys apart, and ask many questions such as, "How does a clock work?" At the age of 16, Henry left home and found a job as a machinist apprentice. Then, from about 1880 until about 1884, he worked many other jobs usually fixing watches and clocks. While doing this, he was learning more and more about mechanics. Then, in 1885 the first car was invented. Made by Benz, this car was three-wheeled, very uncomfortable and extremely slow, going approximately 10 miles per hour. From that date forward, Henry Ford found out what he was destined to do: build an incredible car. Before Henry was going to build any car, he had to first get some money so he decided to work for Westinghouse Steam Engines in southern Michigan. .
             April 11, 1888, was a great day for Henry, because he married Clara J. Bryant. Mr. and Mrs. Ford moved to Detroit in 1891 to try and settle down. Then, in 1893 Henry was made chief engineer of the Edison Illuminating Company, which paid well. While he was working for them, in his own spare time he constructed a one cylinder gasoline motor, which was an enormous step for Henry.

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