Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 8 years ago

What was the Tennessee Valley Authority?

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  • 8 years ago
    Best Answer

    The Tennessee Valley Authority is a New Deal agency created to generate electric power and control floods in a seven-U.S.-state region around the Tennessee River Valley. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act creating the TVA on May 18, 1933. The agency helped to spurr the industrial development of what had been a chronically depressed regional economy. The agency still exists today.

  • 8 years ago

    U.S. government agency established in 1933 to control floods, improve navigation, and generate electrical power along the Tennessee River and its tributaries. The TVA is a public corporation governed by a board of directors. It has jurisdiction over the entire basin of the river, which covers parts of seven states: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Created by Congress as one of the major public-works projects of the New Deal, the TVA built a system of dams to control the region's chronic flooding, deepened the channel to improve navigation, and encouraged the development of port facilities along the river. The projects greatly increased traffic on the river and provided cheap electricity, spurring the industrial development of what had been a chronically depressed regional economy.

    See also the TVA website, from which the following is an extract.

    TVA offices in Chattanooga, Tennessee

    The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states at prices below the national average. TVA, which receives no taxpayer money and makes no profits, also provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists utilities and state and local governments with economic development.

    TVA's Mission and Vision

    TVA has renewed its vision to help lead the Tennessee Valley region and the nation toward a cleaner and more secure energy future, relying more on nuclear power and energy efficiency and relying less on coal.

  • 8 years ago

    Jerry - you have four questions in here about the New Deal - my suggestion is get your US History textbook and READ IT. Do your own homework and you may remember it when the test comes around.

    Source(s): History Teacher
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