Being one of the most significant inventions of the 1920s, the automobile drastically changed the lives of Americans for the better. It helped America and other countries' transportation.
The first automobile developed with a combustion engine was invented by Henry Ford. Henry Ford later founded the Ford Motor Company, which was known for its achievements in bringing America its first affordable car, the Model-T. The first automobile was created much earlier, in 1866 by Richard Dudgeon of New York City. This first car was made with a steam engine.
Over the first few years of the 1920s, the automobile became a hit with everyone, especially young people who wanted freedom and excitement. Soon, almost every household in America owned one. Parents drove to work in their automobiles. Families visited friends and family who lived far away. And young people found a whole new way to have fun.
The automobile also helped American companies and industries.
Many people found it hard to drive on the poor dirt roads and that cars required a lot of fuel (gas) to run. So nation wide road construction took place, which created even more jobs, and strengthened the economy even further.