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Was Henry Ford's endorsement of the assembly line a positive step forward in American industry?

  • Henry Ford's Endorsement

    I personally think that Henry Ford's endorsement of the assembly line was a positive step forward in American industry. I personally think that Henry Ford's endorsement of the assembly line has affected him in a great way causing him a positive step in his industry. Henry Ford's endorsement was shared amongst other people.

  • Yes, it made industry grow.

    If we are just talking about economics and the growth of the auto industry, then what Henry Ford did was right and added jobs and efficiency. However, it was mind numbing for those working on the assembly line and took away the factor of craftsmanship that had always brought pride to the working person before.

  • Arguably a key one

    Henry Ford did so much for the assembly line's adoption that most assume he invented it - something he did not, which is not important, since he was a big proponent. Ford was aone of the most important industrialists in the history of the US, and can be said to have changed the world.

  • It was a driving force for employment

    Yes, I believe that Henry Ford's endorsement of the assembly line was a great step in the right direction in the respect of employment. The assembly line made automobile production a major source of employment over a span of decades. There are still a large amount of people that count on the assembly line for their income.

  • Advanced Industrial Revolution

    Henry Ford's endorsement of the assembly line helped complete the Industrial Revolution and advanced human workers. Goods became cheaper since there were fewer workers needed. Automation meant work was safer and fewer lives could be lost. The assembly line could probably be seen as a threat to American jobs at first. However, more jobs now require an education and more thinking rather than hard labor.

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