Tennessee Valley Authority Act


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The Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed into law by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, created an independent public corporation, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), charged with controlling the Tennessee River's floodwaters, improving the river's navigation, assisting area farmers, and creating cheap electric power as well as with the daunting task of improving the lives of the people living within the Tennessee River valley. The valley, consisting of nearly 41,000 square miles and...