The New Deal
How FDR Changed American Government
Civilian Conservation Corps
Rural Electrification Administation
On May 11, 1935, President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 7037, creating the Rural Electrification Administration, REA. The REA was established to help bring electricity and phone lines to the country side. Many farms and houses were now able to afford to have lighting and a telephone at their locations. Roosevelt gave permission for the REA to begin administering loans to local governments, farm bureaus, and non-profit organizations.The REA provided ninety- eight percent of all farms in the US with electricity by the early 1970's.
The REA placing electric lines into an empty countryside.
New electric converting blocks are being placed onto a transfuser.
President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Executive Order 7037.