Posted by: crisdiaz24 | October 24, 2011

WORKING AT FORD IN THE TWENTIES

WORKING AT FORD IN THE TWENTIES

 1. What was Henry Ford once voted?

2.  What did Henry Ford hate?

  • ___
  • ___
  • ___
  • Wall Street bankers.

3. What was he the symbol of?

  • ___
  • ___
  • America’s faith in Every Man for Himself.

4. When did he revolutionize assembly line production?

5. What did he do so that his employees did not quit the company?

6. What did he give his employees in exchange for hard work?

7. What did people come to Detroit in search of?

8. What did Ford workers enjoy?

  •  ___
  •  ___

9. What was Detroit like in the 1920s according to David Moore?

10. How many American-born children did Doug Frazer know at the time?

11. What kind of jobs did some of the auto workers have before working at Ford?

12. What was Ford factory called in those days?

 

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Prankster: someone who performs pranks on people. Prank: a trick that is intended to be amusing but not to cause harm or damage.

Sharecropping is a system of agriculture in which a landowner allows a tenant to use the land in return for a share of the crop produced on the land (e.g. 50% of the crop). Aparcería.

WORKING AT FORD IN THE TWENTIES

 1. What was Henry Ford once voted?

The greatest man in history (after Napoleon Bonaparte and Jesus Christ).

2.  What did Henry Ford hate?

  •  laziness
  • Disorder
  • Labour Unions
  • Wall Street bankers.

3. What was he the symbol of?

  •  Power
  • Prosperity
  • America’s faith in Every Man for Himself.

4. When did he revolutionize assembly line production?

In 1914.

5. What did he do so that his employees did not quit the company?

He raised their pay $5 a day.

6. What did he give his employees in exchange for hard work?

Security and high wages.

7. What did people come to Detroit in search of?

A life they could find nowhere else.

8. What did Ford workers enjoy?

  • Company picnics.
  • Company housing.

9. What was Detroit like in the 1920s according to David Moore?

It was a booming town.

10. How many American-born children did Doug Frazer know at the time?

None.

11. What kind of jobs did some of the auto workers have before working at Ford?

– Peasants.

– Sharecroppers.

12. What was Ford factory called in those days?

The cathedral of industry.

 


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