Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|Why did Grover Cleveland fail to support fellow Democrat William Jennings Bryan in the 1896 Presidential election?||Grover Cleveland
free silver. Grover Cleveland was a proponent of the gold standard and did not support the heavy coining of silver. William Jennings Bryan is well known for prosecuting the Scopes Monkey Trial and his "cross of gold" speeches.
|Grover Cleveland won the popular vote in how many Presidential elections?||Grover Cleveland
3. Although Cleveland ran for re-election in 1888 and won the popular vote, the electoral college gave Benjamin Harrison the Presidency. Cleveland also won the popular vote in 1884 and 1892. He was so popular in later life that there was even a move to get him to run for President again in 1904!
|What was the name of the President who served between Cleveland's two terms as President?||Grover Cleveland
Benjamin Harrison. Benjamin Harrison's grandfather, William Harrison, was also President of the United States.
1884. President Cleveland's first term was from 1885 to 1889 and his second term was from 1893 to 1897.
Big Steve. He was born Stephen Grover Cleveland. It was later in life when he asked to be called by his middle name.
Minister. President Cleveland's father never made more than $1,000 per year and had a hard time providing for his family. He died when President Cleveland was 14.
1837. President Cleveland was born in New Jersey.
|Who served as Cleveland's vice-president during his second term?||Grover Cleveland
Adlai Ewing Stevenson. Stevenson's grandson and namesake was the Democratic presidential nominee in 1952 and 1956. Walter Q. Grisham serveed as secretary of state under Cleveland.
|Who was the Republican candidate that Cleveland defeated to become president in 1884?||Grover Cleveland
James G. Blaine . Chester A. Arthur was the incumbent president but failed to gain the support of his party. Blaine received the nomination and was defeated by a very narrow margin. (Cleveland - 49% to Blaine's - 48%)
Buffalo. Cleveland had been Sheriff of Erie County prior to being mayor. He went on to be elected Governor of New York.
|Grover Cleveland was one of many presidents to be known more popularly by their middle names. What was Cleveland's given name at birth?||Grover Cleveland
Stephen Grover. He was named after the Reverend Stephen Grover, a family friend, from Caldwell, New Jersey.
|What political group played a major role in Cleveland's election in 1884?||Grover Cleveland
Mugwumps. Many Republicans were outraged by the nomination of James G. Blaine as the Republican candidate for President in the election of 1884. Blaine had been implicated in a financial scandal. Many of the Republicans felt the time had come for a national reform administration. This group of Republicans, called Mugwumps, decided to withdraw from the convention and vote for a democrat as long as he was an honest man.
|Why did Cleveland board a friend's yacht in New York Harbor and sail up the East River in July, 1893?||Grover Cleveland
He needed to have surgery because he had cancer of the mouth.. Shortly after Cleveland began his second term as President, physicians found that he had cancer of the mouth. The nation was already in a shaky financial situation so government officials felt it best to keep the surgery a secret. In July, 1893, Cleveland and a team of surgeons boarded a friend's yacht in New York harbor. While sailing up the East River, the surgeons removed Cleveland's upper jaw. The operation was a complete success.
|What was one of the most important bills of Cleveland's first term?||Grover Cleveland
The Interstate Commerce Act. The Interstate Commerce Act of 1887 was the first federal law to regulate railroads and other forms of transportation.
|What was Grover Cleveland credited as the first President to do?||Grover Cleveland
All of these are true. (He was the first Democratic President elected after the Civil War., He was the first and only President to serve two terms but not consecutively., He was the first President to get married in the White House.). Grover Cleveland is credited as the first President to serve two terms as President but not consecutively. Grover Cleveland won the presidency in 1884 but lost it to Benjamin Harrison in 1888. He ran against Harrison in 1892 and won a second term. Cleveland served as the 22nd and 24th President.
|In what year was the Statue of Liberty dedicated to Grover Cleveland?||Grover Cleveland
1886. The Statue of Liberty, given to the U. S. by France, was dedicated to Grover Cleveland October 28 1886, in New York.
|What was unusual about Cleveland's First Lady, Frances Folsom Cleveland?||Grover Cleveland
She is the youngest First Lady in U. S. history.. Frances Folsom Cleveland is the youngest First Lady in U.S. history. Cleveland married her in the Blue Room of the White House when she was 21 (and he was 49). He called her by her nickname, "Frank."
|Who served as Cleveland's Secretary of Agriculture in his first Cabinet?||Grover Cleveland
Norman J. Coleman. In 1889, the Department of Agriculture was made an executive agency by Congress and was given Cabinet rank.
Utah. In 1896 Utah joined the Union as the 45th state.