So, who invented the first automobile? This may seem like an easy question to answer given the fact that all cars have come from animals given how similar they look and how much they have in common. Well, let’s get some facts straight before we go any further. For the sake of the argument, let’s assume that the car was invented by man and will hence be considered as an animal product.
First off, let’s start with the Great Depression as it played a large part in the development of the automobile. The Great Depression was characterized by economic downfall in the United States. People didn’t have jobs, so they couldn’t spend their money on buying things like they used to. This, in turn, led to a situation where no one could spend their money either on clothing or basic necessities which lead to a great depression. The result of this economic downfall left the country with very few sources of income other than government loans and some sort of military aid. The result was a massive need for money which was met by the manufacturing industry and that is what the first automobiles were made of.
There are many theories about who invented the first automobile but it is pretty safe to say that it was Henry Ford who actually received his first car insurance policy from the United States government. The story goes that Ford was indeed in financial trouble and needed money to pay his bills so he sold his car to an insurance company. However, he forgot to tell them that he would be using the car as his primary means of transportation and did not inform them that he intended to use it to commute to work. Consequently, the company was very displeased and they promptly confiscated his car. Needless to say, the consequences of this would last a long time because Ford would then be unable to own an automobile.
The automobile manufacturing era then went by and new inventions and new technologies were continually made in the hopes of helping people. One such technology was the discovery of the internal combustion engine. This was the time when cars became more popular since they could actually replace the horse and camel due to their reliability and fuel efficiency. There also emerged the concept of the tailgate, the gas powered internal combustion engine that we know today. Henry Ford received help from this innovation, and he used it to create the Ford Model T, the very first mass-produced car. The T became the forerunner of the very famous Ford Model S.
The next innovation to hit the automobile industry was the integration period. With this period, cars had been mechanized and became very affordable thanks to improvements in the production process. The most important factor to this integration period was the creation of the internal combustion engine that allowed Ford cars to attain a more powerful drive. Thus, the push toward automation and the further development of the automobile came into being.
With the integration period completed, the automobile industry really began to grow. After the world war ii, the Great Depression happened that completely changed the way people thought about automobiles. People became more concerned with their fuel expenses and the rising prices of commodities.
With the outbreak of World War III, the production of automobiles actually decreased because there wasn’t enough money to invest in them. However, the Second World War arrived and everything changed. Production levels of automobiles rose tremendously and eventually, the world war IV came about. With this increase in production, the automobile started to play a bigger role in the transportation sector and was no longer just a means of transport for the general public.
With the appearance of the electric car, the idea of an automobile came into the public’s consciousness again. These vehicles were so well designed that many people could not believe they were the result of mere human ingenuity. Henry Ford took these cars to the masses and they have become very popular ever since. Today, most American men seem to want to own one of these cars because of the great features that an internal combustion engine provides, whether it is its speed reliability, durability or any other factors.