Daily Archives: May 18, 2013

Roosevelt signs measure creating Tennessee Valley Authority 80 years ago today (1933)


Video: 'Built for the People: The Story of TVA- PART 1' (May 18, 1933, at 9:50)

(Thursday, May 18, 1933; part of the New Deal in response to the Great Depression) — U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt today signed into law the Norris-Hill bill, creating the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), bringing cheap electrical power to the rural southern United States and controlled flooding by building dams along the Tennessee River. Continue reading Roosevelt signs measure creating Tennessee Valley Authority 80 years ago today (1933)