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Automotive industry in the United States

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The automotive industry in the United States began in the 1890s and, as a result of the size of the domestic market and the use of mass production, rapidly evolved into the largest in the world. However, the United States was overtaken as the largest automobile producer by Japan in the 1980s, and subsequently by China in 2008. The U.S. is currently second among the largest manufacturer in the world by volume, with approximately 8-10 million manufactured annually. Notable exceptions were 5.7 million automobiles manufactured in 2009, and peak production levels of 13-15 million units during the 1970s and early 2000s.
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    • Development history 

    • The Big Three automakers 

    • Great Depression and World War II 

    • Unionization of the auto manufacturers workforce 

    • Decline of the independent automakers 

    • Post-war years 

    • 1960s 

    • Federal regulation of the auto industry 

    • 1970s 

    • 1980s 

    • 1990s 

    • 2000s 

    • 2010s 

    • 2020s