Being one of the most
significant inventions of the 1920s, the automobile drastically changed the
lives of Americans for the better. It helped America and other countries'
The first automobile developed
with a combustion engine was invented by Henry Ford. Henry Ford later
founded the Ford Motor Company, which was known for its achievements in
bringing America its first affordable car, the Model-T. The first automobile
was created much earlier, in 1866 by Richard Dudgeon of New York City. This first car was made
with a steam engine.
Over the first few years of
the 1920s, the automobile became a hit with everyone, especially young people
who wanted freedom and excitement. Soon, almost every household in America owned
one. Parents drove to work in their automobiles. Families visited friends and
family who lived far away. And young people found a whole new way to have fun.
The automobile also helped
American companies and industries.
Many people found it hard to
drive on the poor dirt roads and that cars required a lot of fuel (gas) to run.
So nation wide road construction took place, which created even more jobs, and
strengthened the economy even further.