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One of America's foremost industrialists, Henry Ford revolutionized assembly-line modes of production for the automobile.
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As Henry Ford rose on the national stage he began to speak out about political issues and his opposition to World War I which was going on at the time.
Born during the years of the Civil War, Henry Ford's fascination with machinery began at an early age.
The automobile market began to demand change and choices and soon the Model T that had been so popular was put aside by Ford's Model A.
In the 1930's, Henry Ford began publishing anti-semitic remarks through various newspaper outlets he owned across the country.
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But despite these philanthropic leanings, Ford was also a committed anti-Semite, going as far as to support a weekly newspaper, The Dearborn Independent, which furthered such views.
Henry Ford died of a cerebral hemorrhage on April 7, 1947, at the age of 83, near his Dearborn estate, Fair Lane. Ford, considered one of America's leading businessmen,
is credited today for helping to build America's economy during the nation's vulnerable early years. His legacy will live on for decades to come.
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