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Henry Ford founded the Ford Motor Company.
The Ford Model T was invented.
Ford announced the "5 dollar a day" pay. Leading to loyal and good workers.
Ford was one of the largest private employers of African Americans in the US.
Every sixworking American was employed by the automobile industry; directly or indirectly.
The National Labor Relations Act. Required employers to allow union organisations.
United Automobile Workers negotiated contracts with every major auto-firm.
The workers of the big three was some of the best paid and had the best beneficials.
The automobile industry was an example of the end of the class conflict. The workers entered the middle class.
Detroit became the fifth largest city in the US
The massive Dodge Main Plant closed.
The Ford plant decreased jobs.
Detroit erupted with one of the worst race riots in American history.
Detroits image was complety transformed from the mighty engine of America to the embodiment of the American urban woes.
Chrysler filed for bankruptcy.
The automobile industry rose again during the economic boom in the 90s.
The auto industry had their economic peak. Detroit lost 130.000 jobs because the factories got more industrialised.
African American population in Detroit increased exponentially.
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