Name

Grover Cleveland

Career

Public life

Occupation 1

American President

Region

NA/Mid-Atlantic region

Era

Age of Steam and Steel (1866-1920)

Born

1837

Died

1908

Source

ANB

Text

Twenty-second and twenty-fourth president of the United States�

Cleveland was the first Democrat to occupy the White House since James Buchanan left office in 1861�William C. Whitney [was his] secretary of the navy. A priority in his administration was correction of the mismanagement in the Navy Department, to which Congress had assigned the task of building a modern, steel-plated navy during the preceding Chester A. Arthur administration. Cleveland's support of this goal in his first and second administrations was critical to the American naval victory in the Spanish-American War�

The president turned down river and harbor appropriations�

Cleveland surprised the country midway in his first term by launching a frontal attack on the tariff� Cleveland warned that "unnecessary taxation" imposed by existing customs duties were a "peril" to the nation�

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Date: 1888
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Record ID: 372