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2. The Automobile in America

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2. An American Beginning

The American automobile industry began modestly in 1896, when the Duryea Motor Wagon Company of Springfield, Massachusetts sold 13 identical gasoline-powered vehicles. The company would only last three years, however, brothers Charles and Frank Duryea became the first Americans to attempt to build and sell automobiles at a profit. This started the commercial period of the Automobile industry.

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  1. At its height, what percentage of American workers were employed in an automotive-related industry?


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  2. Future changes in automobile technology are likely to include:


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  3. From 1908 until 1927, the Ford Motor Company built over:


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  4. By the early 1960s, the rate of car ownership in America was:


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  5. By the 1920s, the world's largest automobile manufacturer was:


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