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The Rural Electrification Administration 

REA

Electricity...coming to a rural area near you

the purpose of the RDA was to give electricity to the isolated rural areas of the United States 

By: Ashley Owen 

The act was put into place on May 20th, 1936

This program was part of the reforming action. It's a permanent act that makes sure there won't be another great depression and ensures citizens that they are safe from another crisis. 

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The rural electrification administration act was made in 1936 and was an important part of the new deal Franklin Roosevelt made to improve citizens lives. This act allowed the government to loan small amounts to rural areas to help them pay for electricity. they believed everyone should get a fair chance during this rough time and that it would help out a lot. 

The act was authorized as a federal agency in the United States department of agriculture. It was reorganized into this division in 1939. in 1994 it was abolished and the functions were taken over by the Rural Utilities Service.

Electrification administration effects on the economy

Facts about the R.E.A 

❥in 1949 it was authorized to make loans for telephone improvements

❥in 1988 it was permitted to give interest-free loans for job creation.

❥about 98% of all farms in the U.S had electric service by the early 1970s

❥congress passed this law because they believed it would revolutionize rural life 

❥Daniel Freeman was the first in the nation to file a homestead claim 

❥in 1930 only 13% of farms had electricity 

❥farm life improved with electricity 

❥it was put up to give everyone a fair chance.

❥part of the New Deal D Roosevelt made to promote relief, reform, and recovery 

❥the funding was channeled through cooperative electrical companies, which still exists today 

 

 

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