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Development of Automobiles in the 1920's and it's effect on the American people
Transcript of Development of Automobiles in the 1920's and it's effect on the American people
Became chief engineer in 1893
Developed Quadracycle in 1896
Founded the Ford Motor Company in 1903
Introduced the Model T in 1908 Ford introduced Assembly line
Credit and paying installements was introduced
Increase in gas consumption from 3 billion liters to 15 billion liters
Increase in lead pollution
Extreme wastage of oil
Increased environmental damage from extraction and production phases
Enviormental Impacts of Automobiles in the 1920's 27000 car accidents and 8000 deaths
Introduction of traffic laws
Increase in travel
Spawned car racing
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