Persuasive Speech On The Evolution Of The Automobile

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Creative destruction is defined by Wikipedia as the “process of industrial mutation that incessantly revolutionizes the economic structure from within, incessantly destroying the old one, incessantly creating a new one”. It may seem strange that this term could make sense. After all, when you hear the word creative, you probably think about something that is innovative, original, or artistic. Whereas when you hear destruction, you probably think of mayhem, explosions, and overall chaos. It is what is called an oxymoron. Two, seemingly opposite words in conjunction with each other. Today I will be discussing the evolution of the horse drawn carriage, which gets eliminated by automobiles. Then continuing this by examining how much the automobile industry has changed over time. Rewind to first century B.C., the roman empire was thriving, and chariots, some of the oldest versions of horse and carriages, were used regularly by the rich to get around without walking. They were mostly used though, in battle. Then, in the 14th century, there were many accounts of horse drawn carriages and wagons. By the 1600s, horse drawn carriages became the standard way of transportation. This does not mean that it was a comfortable way of getting around. There were several instances of men, who were driving, falling off the seat because the roads were in such bad condition and the carriage had no way of softening the bumps. Finally, in the 1700s, steel springs were created and
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