Henry Ford, the son of a farmer, was born in Greenfield, Michigan on the 30th of July 1863. He left school at age 15 to work on his fathers farm but in 1879 he moved to Detroit where he became an apprentice in a machine shop. To help him survive on his low wages he spent his evenings repairing clocks and watches.
Ford was diagnosed with dyslexia at an early age. He learned to cope with this disability over the years. His problems in reading comprehension, math, listening skills, and speaking impeded upon the growth of vocabulary and background knowledge. So Ford did most of his learning with his hands and by using visuals.
Ford returned to Greenfield after his father gave him 40 acres to start his own farm. Unable to settle at Greenfield, Ford returned to Detroit to work as an engineer for the Edison Illuminating Company.
During this period Ford read an article in the World of Science about how the German engineer, Nicholas Otto,
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