President Franklin Roosevelt signed the ambitious but controversial Tennessee Valley Authority Act 80 years ago on May 18, 1933, to provide navigation, flood control, electricity generation, fertilizer manufacturing, and economic development in the Tennessee Valley, a region particularly affected by the Great Depression.  

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For better or worse, though, the District is also going to have virtually all the stadiums it needs to host the games. In December, local leaders and the Major League Soccer team D.C. United arrived at an agreement that will see the city pay $150 million, and maybe more, for a new $300 million soccer stadium, despite the fact that the team is worth nowhere near that much. The city may even use eminent domain to see the deal through. (What hope does Hill East have in stopping Washington Football Nation?)

What D.C. can’t boast is political consensus around completing an east–west citywide streetcar line, dedicating affordable housing, building a homeless shelter, or planning serious Metro improvements. These are all things that the city would need to accomplish in order to host the Olympic Games. And that’s the great boon of the games to host cities: Mega-events inspire consensus for infrastructure spending that’s otherwise hard to come by.

-Why D.C. Better Hope It Wins the U.S. Olympic Bid

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