With democratic control of the West Virginia State Legislature and President Roosevelt and democratic Governor Herman Guy Kump in office in 1933, the New Deal found many strong supports in West Virginia. New Deal policies helped to bring in construction jobs across the state on projects to improve infrastructure by building bridges, roads, and public buildings. Other examples of lasting New Deal projects in the state include Huntington's flood control walls and Babcock State Park. In addition to construction and parks projects, the New Deal promoted unionization in the state and helped the United Mine Workers of America to form a union for West Virginia miners in 1933. Though the New Deal projects undoubtedly helped many survive the Great Depression, it was not a cure for West Virginia's economic troubles. The beginning of World War II and the increase in production across the country eliminated the need for New Deal projects and ended the programs.