"One important feature of the US economy in the 1920s was mass production.” Prove this with an example
CBSE Class 10
CBSE Class 10 Social
2018-03-06 14:16:13 UTC
A well-known pioneer of mass production was the car manufacturer, ‘Henry Ford’.
He adopted an assembly line technique of a slaughter house.
He realised that the ‘assembly line’ method would allow a faster and cheaper way of producing vehicles.
This method forced workers to repeat a single task mechanically and continuously. 0 This was a way of increasing the output per worker by speeding up the pace of work.
At first, workers were unable to cope with the load of work but Henry Ford doubled the daily wages.
This doubling of daily wages was considered ‘best cost-cutting decision’ he had ever made.
Later, this system of mass production was followed by many other countries. In the US, with this system, car production rose from 2 millions to above 5 millions.