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American Auto Industry

Research on the American Auto Industry, issues relating to survival and current status on product, management, government intervention.
- Brief history
- Current trends (financial strength, international competition, labor, etc.)
- Pick one American auto maker and discuss products/financial condition, via web site review
- Latest government involvement
- Opinion statement

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Research on the American Auto Industry, issues relating to survival and current status on product, management, government intervention.
- Brief history
The first auto patient in the US was granted to Oliver Evans in 1789. In 1805 the first self-propelled vehicle was demonstrated. The first carriage sized automobile wad developed in 1871, In 1900 the mass production of vehicles began in the US. In 1895, George Selden was given a US patent for a two stroke engine. In the immediate period after the World War KK, the auto industry was seen as sign of industrial strength and a result of US growth and economic development. In the 1950s it was believed that what was good for the US was good for the auto industry. the big three ca makers General Motors, Ford and Chrysler built a car for every purpose and purse. From this strong position in the domestic market, the Big Three produce less than 60% of the all cars and their market share is declining. The big three have lagged behind in every safety, environment, and social cause. The three have opposed mandatory seat belt requirements, in 1960s and 1970s to the Clean Air Act(2).
- Current trends (financial strength, international competition, labor, etc.)
The current trends in the US are that General Motors and Chrysler have been given government bailouts while Ford has been given a line of credit. The car sales in US ...

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