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Topics in Chronicling America - Presidential Administrations: Cleveland

On June 2, 1886, President Grover Cleveland marries 21-year-old Frances Folsom in the White House. The surprising marriage, which shocked many since it was widely assumed that Cleveland would marry Frances Folsom’s mother, began a string of notable events in Cleveland’s presidency. Still the only non-consecutive two-term presidency, Cleveland’s administration addressed numerous issues including tariff reform, labor conflict, westward expansion, and a financial panic. Read more about it!

The information and sample article links below provide access to a sampling of articles from historic newspapers that can be found in the Chronicling America: American Historic Newspapers digital collection (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/). Use the Suggested Search Terms and Dates to explore this topic further in Chronicling America.
Picture of president Cleveland this in the Capitol dome

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Important Dates:

  • June 2, 1886. Cleveland marries 21-year-old Frances Folsom in the White House.
  • 1887. Vetoes aid to Texas farmers.
  • 1887. Interstate Commerce Committee.
  • 1887. Tarriff reform.
  • 1887. Interstate Commerce Act.
  • 1893. Financial panic.
  • March 5, 1893. Cleveland begins second term in office.
  • October 1893. Sherman act repealed.
  • July 1894. Pullman strike.
  • January 4 1896. Utah admitted to union.

Suggested Search Terms:

  • [Try the following terms in combination, proximity, or as phrases using Search Pages in Chronicling America.] Cleveland, reduced, Texas, seed, veto, pension, Meridian, conference, tariff, reform, wedding, pension, Interstate, commerce, act, protective, tariffs, presidential election, financial panic, Sherman, silver, Pullman, strike, railroad, Chicago

Sample Articles from Chronicling America:

  • "Round Table Knights," Daily Globe (St. Paul, MN), 4 March 1885, Page 1, Image 1, col. 1.
  • "Wed in the White House," The Sun (New York, NY), 3 June 1886, Page 1, Image 1, col. 1.
  • "The Veto President," Daily Globe (St. Paul, MN), 25 June 1886, Page 4, Image 4, col. 1.
  • "Clevelands Last Veto," Fort Worth Daily Gazette (Fort Worth, TX), 17 February 1887, Page 4, Image 4, col. 4.
  • "What May Come of it," [Interstate Commerce Committee], The Sun (New York, NY), 24 March 1887, Page 2, Image 2, col. 1.
  • "What is Expected," [tarriff reform], Fort Worth Daily Gazette (Fort Worth, TX), 20 December 1887, Page 1, Image 1, col. 3.
  • "Democracy is Again at the Helm," The Salt Lake Herald (Salt Lake, UT), 5 March 1893, Page 1, Image 1, col. 1.
  • "Mr.Cleveland Acts", Omaha Daily Bee (Omaha, NE), 1 July 1893, Page 1, Image 1, col. 1.
  • "The President's Message", The Salt Lake Herald (Salt Lake, UT), 9 August 1893, Page 1, Image 1, col. 1.
  • "By Eleven Majority", Omaha Daily Bee (Omaha, NE), 31 October 1893, Page 1, Image 1, col. 1.
  • "The President Ill", [Secretly had tumor removed] The Salt Lake Herald (Salt Lake, UT), 30 August 1893, Page 1, Image 1, col. 2.
  • "Tie-Up is Complete", [Pullman strike], Omaha Daily Bee (Omaha, NE), 1 July 1894, Page 1, Image 1, col. 1.
  • "Grover in Command", Omaha Daily Bee (Omaha, NE), 6 July 1894, Page 1, Image 1, col. 1.
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