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The ford assembly line

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Social Studies Middle School Medium ELL

The Ford Assembly Line

The assembly line hasn't changed much since it was invented about 100 years ago. This public radio 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.

US History II Economics Labor Industrialism Production

Story Length: 4:41

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AIR DATE: 10/16/2013

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