Chrysler Looks Back on History to the Arsenal of Democracy

The United States government sought to help its allies in World War II. They had a slight problem, though.

They had no idea how to mass-produce wartime equipment on the scale needed.

President Franklin Roosevelt, however, knew that automakers did. In December 1940, a little over 75 years ago, he made a speech that became known as The Arsenal of Democracy to mobilize American car manufacturers.

Chrysler was quickly awarded a government contract. Using the company's experience with the assembly line, Chrysler's engineers were able to figure out how to build tanks and guns quickly using replaceable parts.

In fact, a single Chrysler-run plant outside of Detroit produced more tanks than the entire German army, and over 60,000 anti-aircraft guns.

Take a look back through history with us at Keffer Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, and then look ahead at the modern new vehicles we have to offer at the cutting edge of technology and performance.

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