In 1927, the last Model T was made. Ford knew that there was many new technologies now that would allow him to make a better car. He stopped making the T and came up with the Model A.
A few months afte the Model T, the Model A was introduced to New Yorkers. Unlike the Model T, the Model A could be ordered in colors like sand and blue. The other model only came in black.
"Good-looking as that car is, its performance is better than its apperance. We don't brag about it, but it has done seventy-one miles an hour. It will ride along a railroad track without bouncing...It's the smoothest thing you ever rode in." -Said a Ford salesman who discussed the qualities of the new and transformed automobile. He likes the performance of the model a as opposed to the model t.
The impact of the automobile
- The automobile changed many things in the 1920's. It had drastically changed the live of Americans.
These changes included....
- Construction of roads to be suitable for driving in all types of weather
- Houses began to come with garages and driveways
- Construction of gas stations
- Public garages and traffic lights were built
- The automobile liberated rural families
- People could live on the outskirts of town
- New jobs due to the impact of the automobile
~ Gave more employment
Above, a woman discusses the convince of automobiles and why she likes what they have to offer car buyers. It allows her to do a lot more things than she was able to before.
Here are two different perspectives from ministers discussing why they don't like automobiles. Different people have very different ideas regarding the automobile, some more positive than others. The Lutheran minister only likes the advantantages of it in certain seasons. The Methodist minister doesn't like it at all and he feels that it detracts from his church.
The powerpoint slide above is another example showing the new effects of the automobile and what was built as a result of it.
The video on the right discusses all of the things that were impacted by the automobile. Cities, rural families, and businesses were greatly influenced. Roads and traffic systems were put in place to direct people from place to place as a result of the automobiles.