Today we are learning about the TVA, also known as the Tennessee Valley Authority.
It was established in 1933 as one of President Roosevelt’s Depression-era New Deal programs.
It did things such as provided flood control, better navigation, commerce and industry in the valley, developed agriculture, and operated the hydroelectric Wilson Dam.
It covered the seven states area; such as, parts of Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.
How did it help during the Great Depression?
Great question! By 1934, more than 9,000 people found employment with the TVA. Many communities were impacted in positive ways by the TVA, by improving living standards and creating jobs. Which is what people needed at this time!