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    The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Tennessee Valley Authority had positive impacts on work and the environment during the great depression. The bill proposing the Civilian Conservation Corps was voted on and passed on March 31, 1933 under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In addition, the Tennessee Valley Authority was formed May 18 of this same year to work on easing environmental strains in the Tennessee Valley. Roosevelt’s goal when he became president was to improve the economy and environment

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    The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) provides electric power to millions of families in the southeastern U.S. at reasonable prices. It is a government corporation founded during the Great Depression. The TVA does not run off taxpayer money and does not make profits from its services. This corporation is helpful with flood control, navigation, and land management for the Tennessee river system. The TVA also helps with economic development in the seven southeastern states. President Franklin Delano

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    Tennessee Coal Sludge Disaster

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    Tennessee Coal Sludge Disaster What Happened? The largest environmental disaster in U.S. history occurred on December 22nd, 2008 when a 84-acre pit containing toxic coal combustion residue at the Tennessee Valley Authority Fossil Plant in Kingston, Tennessee gave way. According to a report by AECOM, the firm hired to perform the root cause report, a “combination of the high water content of the wet ash, the increasing height of ash, the construction of the sloping dikes over the wet ash, and

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    Tennessee Fly Ash Slurry Spill Largest Recorded On December 22, 2008 in Roane County, Tennessee, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Kingston Fossil Plant had a dike rupture releasing more the 5.4 million cubic yards of coal ash into the Emory River. There were no recorded deaths or serious injuries , but the surrounding ecosystem was affected severely. The ash slurry contained heavy metals such as arsenic, barium, chromium, mercury, nickel and many more, all of which were released directly into

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    The Great Depression

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    the South which would forever change not just the state of Tennessee, but the way the South is today. The New Deal would have a lasting affect on the economy, and would eventually bring America out of the Great Depression. President Roosevelt would be named as one of the greatest presidents of all time. Tennessee would forever change the way the South would be looked upon, due to it being the foundation of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). As for the stock market, it would not recover until

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    Tennessee coal ash spill occurred in December 22, 2008. A dike failed at Tennessee Valley Authority spilling billion gallons of coal ash. The ash had been stored and contained arsenic, selenium, lead and radioactive materials. These materials are very toxic. This spill is an example of environmental crime because it was caused by the Tennessee Valley Authority. An environmental crime is considered to be a white collar crime also known as corporation crime (Beder, 2002, pg 213). News media highly

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    The novel Evidence of Things Unseen by Marianne Wiggins identifies several ways in which the American Society modernized during the interwar period, the time period between World War 1 and World War 2. To be considered modern a country had to become industrialized. "Industrialism is a way of life that encompasses profound economic, social, political, and cultural changes." (Modernization) America made three profound social changes which modernized the nation. The American government tried to improve

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    New Deal's Effect on the Depression in the USA in the 1930's The depression in America was a total breakdown after the "boom" of the 1920's. Throughout the depression people lost theirs businesses, jobs, and houses. Companies had to cut back on production, so people lost their jobs. Some companies had to shut down completely. Banks went bust, as people couldn't pay back what they owed. Also when people heard that banks were going bust they panicked and tried to take their savings out of

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    Aims Of The New Deal

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    soup kitchens and to provide clothing , schools and employment schemes The second aim of the new deal was reform which ensures the great depression never happens again the ones for reform are TVA SSA TVA = Tennessee Valley Authority was set up to develop the Tennessee valley, a vast area which cut through seven states. It was a pov... ... middle of paper ... ...uction or reducing their livestock . Less produce meant the prices went up, and between 1933 and 1939 farmers’ incomes doubled

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    TVA and the Dispossessed

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    TVA and the Dispossessed The Norris Bassin was the Tennessee Valley Authority's first and most significant experimental laboratory in regional planning. TVA had been created in the post-World War I era in 1918 in an effort to end dependency on Chilean nitrates for war production. Years later, in 1933 during the Great Depression, the Authority began to acquire land in the upper Tennessee region. Its main purpose was to create a storage reservoir and hydroelectric facility at the meeting of the

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