Tennessee Valley Authority
- The Tennessee Valley Authority is a federal agency that controls the electricity, irrigation and flood control from the dams and reservoirs along the Tennessee River.
An example of the Tennessee Valley Authority is the agency created by President Roosevelt in 1933 to provide cheaper electricity.
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Tennessee Valley Authority - Cultural Definition
A corporation created by the federal government in the Great Depression to promote the economic development of the Tennessee River and adjoining areas. The TVA, known as a builder of dams, is responsible for flood control, the generation of electric power, soil conservation, and other areas of economic development. The TVA was part of the New Deal.