Ford Celebrates 100th Anniversary

How Automobiles, Assembly Line Changed America

Period costumes and a Model T Ford

Period costumes and a Model T Ford at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich. -- dubbed Greenfield Village Marisa Penaloza, NPR News hide caption

itoggle caption Marisa Penaloza, NPR News

On Monday the Ford Motor Company celebrates its 100th anniversary. Ford's innovation in the early 1900s brought America the Model T and the assembly line. NPR's John Ydstie looks back on the company's influence on American society.

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