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Spotlights are moving rapidly through the street as part of a celebration: a variant on the Fordian nocturnal cityscape lit by street lamps.

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The Rise of American Industry 25

The nocturnal cityscapes in the Canary Islands are also part of a long Ford tradition.
25,000,000 Americans
(more than one out of every five man,
woman and child in the U.S.A.) literally
assault Ford showrooms in the space

The Decline and Resurgence of the U.S

American society in  focuses on the police and prisons, recalling earlier Ford films:
In 1790, built the first factory in America, based on the secrets of textile manufacturing he brought from England. He built a cotton-spinning mill in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, soon run by water-power. Over the next decade textiles was the dominant industry in the country, with hundreds of companies created.


issues affecting ordinary Americans.

This recalls , and ford's concern with both the German and American sides of World War I.
Yet, the Industrial Revolution would not have been possible without one further ingredient — people. Canals and railways needed thousands of people to build them. Business schemes required people to execute them. The number of projects and businesses under development was enormous. The demand for labor was satisfied, in part, by millions of from Ireland, Germany, and elsewhere. As is often the case when there is a mass immigration, there was a great deal of resistance. Old and new political parties took strong positions on the rights of immigrants. Ultimately these positions hardened, leading to major political changes in America.

It recalls the night-and-street-light cityscapes of Ford's  (1931) and  (1935).
In the iron industry, Pennsylvania's furnaces and rolling mills were fast supplanting small local forges. In 1804, of Philadelphia developed a high-pressure steam engine that was adaptable to a great variety of industrial purposes. Within a few years it powered ships, sawmills, flour mills, printing presses as well as textile factories. In 1798, Eli Whitney, who had invented the cotton gin in 1792, contributed one of the most important elements of the industrial age. He came up with the idea of making guns using interchangeable parts. The idea of interchangeable parts had been raised in Europe, but it took an American to successfully commercialize the concept.