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Why was the construction of the nine dams of the Tennessee Valley Authority the subject of fierce debate during the 1930s?
Environmentalists resented the impact such construction would have on the wildlife of the region.
State governments, namely Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama, resented the Federal government's intervention in their states' infrastructure programs.
Northern politicians questioned the necessity of the project during the Great Depression.
Private utility companies resented the cheap electrical power offered through this government project.
African-American groups in the region resented the prejudice they faced in the construction hiring process.