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Henry Ford and the Model T
Henry Ford and the Model TVideo Clip (3:18)
Video Clip (3:18)
Find out how Henry Ford's Model T revolutionized transportation in America.
Mackinac Bridge Connects Michigan
Mackinac Bridge Connects MichiganVideo Clip (4:02)
Video Clip (4:02)
The Mackinac Bridge, which opened in 1957, has withstood some of the most extreme weather in the U.S. How did harsh conditions impact the bridge's construction, and what does Mackinac mean?
DetroitVideo Clip (2:11)
Video Clip (2:11)
With 60 of its 137 square miles already abandoned, Detroit is a prime example of what can happen to a city when it is devoid of man. See what happens to a city after 40 years in this life after people video.
First Football Broadcast
First Football BroadcastVideo Clip (1:53)
Video Clip (1:53)
The University of Detroit Stadium hosted the first broadcasted Thanksgiving Day football game in 1934, pitting the Detroit Lions against the Chicago Bears and sparking a new tradition.
James Earl Jones on Michigan
James Earl Jones on MichiganVideo Clip (2:36)
Video Clip (2:36)
In this American History video, brought to you by the History Channel, James Earl Jones talks about his experiences growing up in Michigan, specifically his move from Mississippi to Michigan. He also talks about growing up on a farm.
History Rocks: Jimmy Hoffa Disappears
History Rocks: Jimmy Hoffa DisappearsVideo Clip (2:13)
Video Clip (2:13)
James Hoffa's mysterious disappearance on July 30, 1975 is discussed in this video clip from History Rocks: The 70's. On that day, he drove to Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where he was supposed to meet two well-known mobsters.
History Rocks: Muscle Cars
History Rocks: Muscle CarsVideo Clip (3:17)
Video Clip (3:17)
In this History Rocks the 70's video, brought to you by the History Channel, learn about the history of muscle cars. 1970 was their most popular year but as the 70s progressed, muscle cars increased road deaths and helped pollute the air.
The Ford Edsel
The Ford EdselVideo Clip (1:06)
Video Clip (1:06)
The Edsel was a car named for Henry Ford's only son, but after just three years it was declared one of the auto industry's biggest flops. See why?
Classic CarsVideo Clip (7:12)
Video Clip (7:12)
Take a look at some of the most luxurious cars ever manufactured, including the Cadillac v16, the Mercedes Gullwing and the Lamborghini Countach.
Cornish Pump Makes A Difference
Cornish Pump Makes A DifferenceVideo Clip (2:59)
Video Clip (2:59)
Pumping engines are essential tools to the mining industry.
The Assembly Line: Then and Now
The Assembly Line: Then and NowVideo Clip (2:00)
Video Clip (2:00)
In a History of the Holidays video, discover the origins of the assembly line in honor of our workers holiday, Labor Day. Learn who created the assembly line and what it was originally created for.
Photo Galleries (4)
History.com's state gallery for Michigan. Learn more about the state symbols and famous landmarks.
Gerald Ford(20 Photos)
View an image slideshow on President Gerald Ford.
Native American Tribes and Cultures
Native American Tribes and Cultures(13 Photos)
Native American cultures in the United States include socially and geographically diverse groups.
Inventions: Transportation(12 Photos)
Speeches & Audio (3)
Jimmy Hoffa on Prison Reform
Jimmy Hoffa on Prison ReformAudio Clip (0:20)
Audio Clip (0:20)
Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa speaks about the difficulties of prison life after a December 23, 1971, pardon by President Richard Nixon ended his 15-year sentence for jury tampering and fraud.
Coughlin Denounces New Deal
Coughlin Denounces New DealAudio Clip (3:53)
Audio Clip (3:53)
From the pulpit of his weekly religious radio program, "Golden Hour of the Shrine of the Little Flower," Father Charles Edward Coughlin rails against the WPA and the "dole" system. Coughlin's broadcasts were hugely popular during the Great Depression, reaching 16 million listeners, but his increasingly vitriolic and anti-Semitic statements led to the eventual demise of his radio show.
Will Rogers Nominates Henry Ford for President
Will Rogers Nominates Henry Ford for PresidentAudio Clip (2:00)
Audio Clip (2:00)
On May 31, 1923, at a New York City event, American humorist and folk hero Will Rogers nominates automaker Henry Ford for U.S. president.
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