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How to make an essay outline of the invention of cars?

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Looking at how cars were invented and reality quickly became the go-to transportation method for much of the world is fascinating.  While the automobile was invented in Germany and France, Henry Ford, who mastered automation and the mass production of cars, probably deserves much of the credit for the automobile’s early successes.  In fact, Ford’s focuses on wages and affordability probably deserve credit for the rise of the American middle class, suggesting that the history of the automobile and the history of the middle class are inextricably intertwined.

I. Introduction

A. Precursors to the car

B. The first cars 

C. Mass production

D. Thesis

II. Precursors to the car

A. Ferdinand Verbiest designs the first working steam-powered vehicle around 1672

B. Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot builds a steam-powered tricycle in 1769

C. Richard Trevithick builds the Puffing Devil in 1801

D. Nicephore and Claude Niepce build the first internal combustion engine in 1807

III. The first cars

A. Gustave Trouve introduces first working car in 1881

B. Karl Benz builds his Benz Patent-Motorwagen in 1885

C. Czech company Nesselsdorfer Wagenbau opens first automobile factory

E. George Selden gets first patent for a two-stroke car engine in US in 1895

1. Patent hindered automobile production in the US

2. Patent was successfully challenged and overturned in 1911

F. The Duryea brothers build the first gasoline-powered American car in 1893

G. 1892 Rudolf Diesel patents a rational combustion engine and later builds first diesel engine

IV. Mass Production

A. Daimler and Maybach form the Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft (DMG)

1. Maybach designs Daimler-Mercedes engine for Emil Jellinek

2. 1902 DMG produces the first Mercedes

3. Karl Benz sought to merge with DMG but was denied until 1924

4. Mercedes Benz formed in 1926

B. Emile Levassor and Armand Peugot begin producing cars in France

C. In 1893, the Studebaker Automobile Company begins building cars in 1897

1. Gas

2. Electric

D. Daimler Company founded in Great Britain in 1896 by Harry Lawson

E. Ransom Olds begins first large-scale production of cards at his Oldsmobile factory in 1901

F. Henry Ford begins the world’s first moving assembly line for cars at the Highland Park Ford Plant in 1913

1. Faster

2. Safer

3. Quickly began to dominate car industry

4. Spread to Europe

G. Citroen 

H. Asian car companies, particularly in Japan, saw success after World War II

V. Conclusion

A. Restate thesis

B. Precursors to the car

C. The first cars

D. Mass production

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