He was born Stephen Grover Cleveland. Cleveland is the only president to serve two nonconsecutive terms. Cleveland discovered a cancerous growth on the roof of his mouth in the middle of the economic crisis of So that his illness would not cause a greater panic, he and several doctors snuck aboard a pleasure boat and removed the growth.
Under his tutelage the boundaries of USA extended by more than a million square miles to include regions across Texas, Mexico, California and Oregon. He believed that USA was entitled to reign over as much land as it could acquire on the continent.
At the tender age of ten he moved along with his parents in a wagon to build a plantation in the wild regions of Tennessee.
The hardships permanently damaged his health. But the family greatly prospered by acquiring acres and acres of rich land and over 50 slaves. Polk joined a Presbyterian school when he was 18 and continued to join University of North Carolina.
In he was elected to the US House of representatives and continued to serve six terms. In he married Sarah Childress of Tennessee and she came to be his right hand and asset.
She was rich and educated — the perfect wife, entertaining and mixing easily with many. She was a contrast to her reserved husband and accepted stoically his ups and downs — whether in the plantation or in the glittering White House.
Polk soon became the Speaker in for four years. In he became Governor of Tennessee. Banks had failed and farms had closed. Jackson was squarely blamed by the Whigs for these ills.
Facing failure Polk turned to his plantation. In surprisingly Polk won the nomination of the Democrat party to compete for the post of President. Polk declared his support for annexing Texas and retaking Oregon from the British. By autumn of Texas had been acquired and Mexico captured.
Polk was apprehensive that England would take this dispute with Mexico as an excuse to grab parts of Central America and the Caribbean. In return US recognized the neutrality of the isthmus and the sovereignty of New Granada.
In internal affairs Polk found himself facing the Wilmot Proviso bill.
It banned slavery in all the lands that had been taken over from Mexico. The bill was passed despite opposition from Polk but the Senate never gave its sanction. Polk revived an act that had been repealed by the Whigs — Independent Treasury Act.
It established independent treasury deposit centres distinct from private and state banks.In , Grover Cleveland Alexander - Alex to his friends - is a Nebraska country hayseed who says he wants to settle down, marry his girlfriend Aimee Arrants and be a farmer to offer Aimee a secure and stable life.
If you are looking for a short biography of our 22nd & 24th president, I would prefer Grover Cleveland by Henry A. Graff () that is part of Arthur M. Schlsinger's American President series. Grover Cleveland (), who served as the 22nd and 24th U.S. president, was known as a political reformer. He is the only president to date who served two nonconsecutive terms, and also the. James Madison was born on March 16, He was the co-author, along with John Jay and Alexander Hamilton of the Federalist Papers and is viewed by many as the ‘father of the Constitution’.
However he always seems to drop everything whenever the opportunity to play baseball, specifically as a pitcher, arises. This focus on baseball does not sit well with either Aimee. Stephen Grover Cleveland Biography: Grover Cleveland, born March 18, , was a tough adversary of political corruption who fiercely guarded the ethics of the offices in which he served.
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Historians have some ideas as to why putting Jackson on the $20 seemed like a good idea in , when his face was selected to replace Grover Cleveland's. Number President: 10th President: Terms Served: 1 Term Served: Dates Served: Party: Whig: State Represented: Virginia: Married to / First Lady: Letitia Christian Tyler and to .
Key events in the life of Grover Cleveland.
Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. Early life and career. Cleveland was the son of Richard Falley Cleveland, an itinerant Presbyterian minister, and Ann Neal. The death of Grover Cleveland’s father in forced him to abandon school in order to support his mother and sisters.