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Henry Ford Research Project

Published on May 01, 2024

presenting on wednesday may 8


Henry Ford

Isabella Diaz-Arteaga
Photo by Pascal-P

Henry Ford

  • Henry Ford was born on July 30th, 1863.
  • Henry Ford grew up in Dearborn, Michigan on a farm with his mother, father, and four younger siblings.
  • He spent most of his childhood doing schoolwork and chores around the farm.
  • From an early age, Henry Ford was interested in cars.


  • Henry Ford never attended high school or university.
  • He finished his 8th grade education in Springwells Middle School, a one room school.
  • After completing 8th grade, he took a bookkeeping course at a commercial school.

Henry Ford's Career

  • Henry Ford was a mechanic for a short amount of time, but then was employed in the engineering field.
  • He worked for Edison Illuminating Company in Detroit.
  • He then went on to create the Ford Motor Company and invented many cars, most famously the Model T Ford car.

What He Is Known For

  • Henry Ford is best known for his invention of the Model T of which was revolutionary.
  • He is also known for introducing the assembly line to car production, which led to more efficiency in the industry.
  • He is also known for creating the Ford Motor Company which is still active toda.

Henry Ford's Biggest Accomplishments

  • Henry Ford's Biggest accomplishment was creating the assembly line. This was a revolutionary invention because it led to more efficiency in the car industry.

Henry Ford's Personal Life

  • He had one son named Edsel Ford, who then became the president of the Ford Motor Company.
  • As a child, he had a German Shephard puppy as a family pet.
  • Henry Ford was known to be friends with Thomas Edison.

Interesting Facts

  • He bought an airplane company
  • His son helped him in the building of the Model A Ford car.
  • Henry Ford raised a total of 188.1 billion dollars.

Henry Ford's Lasting Impact

  • Henry Ford's inventions had a major impact. His inventions and innovative ideas changed the way that we live, work, and travel.
  • Henry Ford's company is still quite popular today.


  • He passed away on April 7th, 1947 at 83 years old.
  • He passed away due to a cerebral hemorrhage.