Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

The Tennessee Valley Authority was created primarily for.......?

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    Several purposes and political interests joined together to create the TVA, a unique public effort to lift the southeastern US from poverty. The greatest goal was flood control, hence the dam-building program along the entire length of the Tennessee River.

    The Great Flood of 1927 in the Mississippi River Valley was the greatest flood in American history, and the inflows from its tributary rivers contributed to its destructive effects. Hence the TVA dams were also to prevent a repeat of a political disaster as well, one of the cause and effect of Herbert Hoover election and defeat. That flood also began the migration of Southern blacks to northern cities, shifted the groups political loyalties from and GOP to the Democrats, and thus formed one of the foundations of the Roosevelt coalition..

    When WW 11 came, the great need for electrical power made the TVA the single largest power supplier, energy for the aluminum industry and the nuclear weapons complex at Oak Ridge.

    Like all gov;t enterprises the TVA has grown into many things in order to maintain its existence.

  • The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is a federally owned corporation in the United States created by congressional charter in May 1933 to provide navigation, flood control, electricity generation, fertilizer manufacturing, and economic development in the Tennessee Valley, a region particularly impacted by the Great Depression

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