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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. Although it is one of many notable events during Cleveland's first term as President, the marriage is surprising as most people thought President Cleveland would marry Frances' mother, Emma. The White House wedding was the beginning point for the only non-consecutive two-term presidency that 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 in 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  • October 1893: Sherman act repealed.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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