The Invention of The Automobile Essay

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The Invention of The Automobile The first automobile was invented in Europe, however the automobile industry had an enormous favorable impact on the United States economy.(Brown, 329) There was not one specific person who "invented the automobile," but, there were many people who contributed to the invention of the automobile.(Ingrassia, 5) (Boyne, 31) These people include Isaac Newton, who developed a power carriage in the fourteen twenties, and Joseph Cugnot, who built the first steam powered automobile in seventeen sixty nine. The first American to develop an automobile was Nathan Redd.(Brown, 329) The use of the automobile in the United States became common due to the convenience and reliability of a quick, easy to …show more content…
When an automobile failed to run well, or failed to run at all, the consumer needed a place that could fix the car. Not many Americans possessed the knowledge needed to repair an automobile, due to the fact that they were reasonably new, so a large fee could be placed on this service.(Sedowick, 232) The gasoline stations, which sometimes doubled as a repair shop, enjoyed the demands of the American public. The gasoline stations were set up by the oil companies in order to make gasoline more easily accessible. An industry that may not have ever been developed if the automobile was not growing in popularity is the drive-thru and drive-in business.(Automobile, 812) The drive-in movies became very popular for the entertainment of car owners. The first drive-in movie was developed in Camden , New Jersey in 1942. ( Burgess, 60) Driving one's automobile through a line to get a hot, prepared meal appealed to Americans, also. Just the novelty of being in a car was enough to facilitate the drive-thru and drive-in industry in America. The roadside motel economy directly benefited from the invention of the automobile.(Automobile, 812) The auto awarded Americans a way to travel farther; therefore the motel industry

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