Clearly Vicious as a Matter of Policy: The Fight Against Federal-Aid
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Clearly Vicious as a Matter of Policy: The Fight Against Federal-Aid

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      This article discusses four periods during which the Federal-aid highway program was under attack: Between the Federal Aid Road Act of 1916 and the Federal Highway Act of 1921,the highway community and Federal and State officials debated whether the Federal Government should build the roads the Nation needed. In the 1920s, the program was under pressure to downsize in favor of the States. With the States seeking all the aid they could get in the 1930s, the issue was how much control the President should have over government expenditures for highway improvements as he attempted to revitalize and fine tune the economy. In the early 1950s, the States sought to regain the control they thought they had lost in the Federal-aid bargain struck in 1916.
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