Transportation was just starting to come out in the 1910s. People could get around by boats, trains, buggies, and the new model T Ford Car. In 1900 Ford created his first truck which comes into notice later on. In this decade transportation changed dramatically, with the introduction of new vehicles plus the use of planes and ships. The military started using the new inventions to their advantage, creating tanks, using aircrafts, and the continuous use of ships.
Ford had made cars for a while, on July 27, 1917, he joined the truck business. When trucks started getting popular more items were introduced like the Fordson Tractor. What made a huge impact was when Ford's son took over the Ford Company in 1918. Some of the new trucks were sold to police departments, ambulances, fire departments, and some were even shipped off to help give transportation during WW1. Ever since this breakthrough in history with Ford and his Ford Company, vehicles have had a major impact on the world.
Most of the ships used during this time were made for war, but still like today they were being used a freighters and merchant ships. Even thought they were used in war they showed the world how transportation by sea could be valuable. Since the sails had made a dramatic disappearance in 1900, steam ships were very popular in the 1910s. Included in this decade is the titanic. It was a massive vessel, made of steel. It was 882.5 feet long, 92.5 feet wide and had a weight of nearly 45,000 tons. It was the biggest ship at that time, although other ships were smaller and maybe easier to maneuver, they could still sink to the depths of the ocean. Over time people have seen ways to improve the ships from what they were to what they are today.
Trains played a big role in the transportation of this decade, at the time most all the trains carried passengers and cargo. Throughout time trains have been modified, causing some to carry passengers and others to carry goods. People mainly wanted the trains to be cleaner and faster. During WW1 the railroads went into the governments control. They also helped in WW1, to deliver goods, ammo, and supplies to the military. The good thing about traveling by RR in the war was if a train was hit it didn't kill hundreds of people and it was easier to get it to and from places.
Planes had just made their entrance into the world not long before the 1910s in 1903 by the Wright brothers. In this decade their path transpired a little, changing from pleasure to a weapon used for destroying property and people. During WW1 the military claimed many of them for battle, they were used to take down other aircrafts that might be looming around or to bomb certain places. During the war the pilots were not allowed to carry parachutes, even if they were it would have been impossible for them to include it. At the beginning of the war people had it in their minds planes and air crafts were useless in war, later on they were proven otherwise. Aerial photographers had improved plus bombers and fighters changed everybody's view on what aircrafts were turning out to be and what they had been before.
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