December 1 1824 – The United States House of Representatives is Forced to Decide the Presidential Election

December 1 1824 – The United States House of Representatives is Forced to Decide the Presidential ElectionRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Political battles are frequently close calls and, in the United States, only one presidential election has not been decided by the voters themselves — the battle between John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, William H. Crawford and Henry Clay. With none of the four candidates able to secure a majority of the electoral vote, the United States House of Representatives convened to decide the winner on December 1, 1824. Twenty years before, the Constitution of the United States had been altered to reflect a new means of deciding […]

December 1 1913 – Ford Motor Company introduces the first moving assembly line

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December 1 1913 – Ford Motor Company introduces the first moving assembly lineRate this post Prior to the 20th century, the manufacturing of cars and other vehicles remained a cumbersome process as each was handcrafted. Automobiles remained exclusive for this reason – far beyond the reach of the common man. This meant that for almost ten years preceding the launch of the Model T by Henry Ford in October 1908, automobiles were available only to the richest Americans and the costs of production were very high. On December 1, 1913, the introduction of the first moving assembly line by the Ford Motor Company revolutionized industrial manufacturing processes, thereby cutting costs […]