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Social Studies Middle School

The Ford Assembly Line

The assembly line hasn't changed much since it was invented about 100 years ago. This audio story looks at how the assembly line was introduced and perfected by the Ford Motor Company in the 1910s. The assembly line made it possible for Ford to boost its sales, its wages, and its market, and helped create the modern-day American middle class.

Economics US History II Industrialism Production Labor Technology

Story Length: 4:41

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WBUR

AIR DATE: 10/16/2013


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