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HENRY FORD DURING WORLD WAR II The name Ford had been embedded in the minds of people all over the world. Images of vintage black cars and the latest models being produced today by the Ford Company will still make some feel envious and dream of buying and eventually owning one. Who is the owner of these globally-known cars? What were the highlights in the owner's life in terms of pursuing dreams, particularly those that pertain to the automobile industry, and what was done to achieve the phenomenal and astounding achievements of the company? This paper will briefly narrate the life of Henry Ford and pinpoint major events in his life that made great impacts to the American society, particularly during the World War II.

Henry Ford, one of the greatest inventors in the world was born on July 30, 1863 at Greenfield, Michigan. He was known in the whole world through his invention - the Model T car.

Ford has become one of the most successful inventors of all time and his works revolutionaries the lives of Americans and the world as a whole. His inventions, ideology and principles in doing business and in life had affected the way people view things. Henry Ford was instrumental in the socio-political and economic development of the United States, particularly during the World War II.

As a brief backgrounder, Ford was born on 30 July 1863, on a farm next to a rural town west of Detroit, Michigan. His father was William Ford who was born in County Cork, Ireland and his mother was Mary Litogot Ford. Ford's siblings are Margaret Ford (1867-1868), Jane Ford (1868-1945), William Ford (1871-1917) and Robert Ford (1873-1934).[1]At an early age, Henry Ford was already very curious with how things work. He continually pestered his mother for...