What was the Tennessee Valley Authorities purpose during the great depression?

What was it designed to do? who was involved?

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  • 9 years ago
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    Its main purpose was to control flooding on the Tennessee River and other rivers and tributaries. It also had the purpose of electrification of the Tennessee Valley and making the river navigable. The Tennessee River is a major waterway now that is navigable from where it connects with the Ohio all the way above Knoxville, Tennessee. That brings industry into the Tennessee Valley.

    A boiler made for a nuclear facility was built in Chattanooga and moved by River to New Orleans where it was shipped abroad. It would have been impossibly to have it move by highway, it was too large, but it did move from Chattanooga to below Hale's Bar Dam where the locks were too small to allow it through, it probably went by road a distance of about 25 miles and even that was nearly impossible. Hale's Bar has since been torn down and replaced by a much larger dam, Nickajack Dam, which has larger locks that can allow larger shipments.

  • 9 years ago

    The purpose of the Tennessee Valley Authorities was to bring the Tennessee Valley back into the modern age.It was also used to create jobs for people to help circulate money during the Great Depression.

  • 9 years ago

    The TVA was designed to control the river system in Tennessee, which would control flooding and bring electricity to Tennessee and parts of six other states. It had a secondary purpose of creating jobs in the area involving the local unemployed.

  • 9 years ago

    To bring electricity to the people in the Tennessee Valley. They have now had electricity for all this time, but I believe that Congress is STILL spending a lot of money on that project!

    Source(s): History and memory
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