Ford Celebrates 100th Anniversary In the early 1900s, Henry Ford introduced America to the Model T and the assembly line. The innovations Ford started helped reshape American society. Now, the Ford Motor Co.'s future depends on the leadership of another Ford family member, Bill Ford Jr. NPR's John Ydstie reports.
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Period costumes and a Model T Ford at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich. -- dubbed Greenfield Village Marisa Penaloza, NPR News hide caption

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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.