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(1863—1947) American motor manufacturer

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alcohol abuse

alcohol abuse  

Excessive consumption of alcohol, especially when it is habitual or frequently repeated and associated with impaired capacity to function in the family and society, operate a motor vehicle or moving ...
Alfred Sloan

Alfred Sloan  

(1875–1966)CEO of General Motors. A pivotal figure, not just in the history of American business but also in the development of marketing. He joined General Motors in 1916 having sold his car ...
American System of Manufactures

American System of Manufactures  

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(19th century)The American System of Manufactures came to international attention at the Great Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations, London, of 1851, and reflected the rapid strides in ...
Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie  

(1835–1919)British-born US industrialist and philanthropist who used his personal fortune, derived largely from the steel industry, to finance a variety of charitable institutions.Carnegie was born ...
Aston Martin

Aston Martin  

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(established 1914)This high‐profile automobile manufacturer has been recognized by cinema audiences throughout the world as the producer of the Aston Martin DB5 driven by James Bond in the 1965 film ...
automation

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The use of automatic machinery and systems, particularly those manufacturing or data‐processing systems which require little or no human intervention in their normal operation. During the 19th ...
Couzens, James Joseph, Jr

Couzens, James Joseph, Jr  

(1872–1936)James Joseph Couzens was born in Chatham, Ontario on 26 August 1872 and died in Detroit, Michigan on 22 October 1936. One of the original investors in the Ford ...
Detroit

Detroit  

Founded by Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac in 1701 as a French fur-trading outpost and fort, Detroit passed into British control in 1763 and to the Americans in 1796.The ...
economic Development

economic Development  

An economic transformation of a country or a region that leads to the improvement of the well-being and economic capabilities of its residents.
Edsel Ford

Edsel Ford  

(1893–1943)Edsel Ford was born in Detroit, Michigan on 6 November 1893, the only son of Henry Ford and his wife Clara. He died of stomach cancer at his home ...
Farm Machinery.

Farm Machinery.  

American farmers first used mechanized equipment during the Revolutionary War, when some farmers adopted grain drills (seed-planting devices) based on English designs. A successful American ...
Ford Foundation

Ford Foundation  

Created (1936) by Henry Ford and his son Edsel, after their deaths became the world's largest philanthropic endowment, with assets of over $6 billion. The diverse programs it has supported ...
Fordism

Fordism  

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A system of production based on mass standardization and especially the use of assembly lines. It is named after Henry Ford, who revolutionized automobile production with these techniques at the ...
George Eastman

George Eastman  

(1854–1932)US inventor and founder of the modern photographic industry.With little education, Eastman began work at the age of fourteen as an insurance agent. An ambitious young man with an interest ...
George W. Walker

George W. Walker  

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(1896–1993)The status of this leading American car designer at the Ford Motor Corporation after the Second World War was confirmed by his appearance on the cover of Time magazine in 1957, like the ...
Ghia

Ghia  

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(established 1915)A leading Italian automobile body stylist company founded by Giacinto Ghia in Turin in 1915, the Carozzeria Ghia was known for classic designs such as the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia ...
Harvey Firestone

Harvey Firestone  

(1868–1938), industrialist, corporate executive.Harvey Firestone was born near Columbiana, Ohio, to a well-to-do farm family. After graduating from high school in 1887, he held several clerical jobs, ...
Historic Preservation.

Historic Preservation.  

The 1824 visit of the Marquis de Lafayette to Philadelphia's Independence Hall, recently threatened by demolition, stirred memories of the Revolutionary War and helped spark a preservation movement. ...
hydroelectricity

hydroelectricity  

Electricity that is generated from flowing water via turbines; a form of renewable energy.
Jeep

Jeep  

(1941– )The word ‘Jeep’ became widely recognized in the second half of the 20th century, following the production of the general‐purpose military vehicle in the United States that commenced in 1941. ...

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