“With the popularity of the Model T, new road systems were built, motels and hotels grew, road restaurants became commonplace, suburbs began to grow and American life forever changed.” - William Clay Ford, Jr.
Before the Model T, the United States had about 700 miles of paved roads. Afterwards, over 500,000 miles of paved roads connected rural and suburban areas with the urban cities. Model T’s allowed people to travel to work, visit family far away, and take vacations.
"His plan of producing a large number of inexpensive cars contributed to the transformation of major sectors of the United States from a rural, agricultural society to an urbanized, industrial one."