This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on the presidency of Grover Cleveland & a summary of issues which led up to his second election. Both presentations together number 31 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.
Grover Cleveland, who served as the 22nd and 24th U.S. President, was known as a political reformer. He is the only president who served 2 nonconsecutive terms, and also the only Democratic president to win election during the period of Republican domination of the White House that stretched from Abraham Lincoln’s election in 1860 to the end of William H. Taft’s term in 1913.
His record in the Oval Office was mixed. Not regarded as an original thinker, Cleveland considered himself a watchdog over Congress rather than an initiator. In his second term, he angered many of his original supporters and seemed overwhelmed by the Panic of 1893 and the depression that followed. He declined to run for a third term.
Power point #1 is entitled, US Presidents - 22 & 24 - Grover Cleveland and contains 19 slides and covers the following:
Background Summaries (2)
Sheriff & Mayor
Governor of NY
First Term: 1885-1889
White House Marriage
Tariff & Defeat
Second Term: 1893-1897
Panic of 1893
No Third Term
End of Presentation
The election of 1880 was as rich in partisan wrangling as it was lacking in major issues. Factional rivalry in the Republican party between NY senator Roscoe Conkling’s Stalwarts and Half-Breed followers of James G. Blaine resulted in a convention in which neither Blaine nor the Stalwart choice, former president Ulysses S. Grant, could gain the nomination.
On the 36th ballot, a compromise choice, Senator James A. Garfield of OH, was nominated. Stalwart Chester A. Arthur of NY was chosen as his running mate to mollify Conkling’s followers.
The 1884 election was much different. This race, marred by negative campaigning and corruption, ended in the election of the first Democratic president since 1856. The Republicans split into three camps: Dissident reformers, called the Mugwumps, who were opposed to party and government graft. Stalwarts, Ulysses S. Grant supporters who had fought civil service reform. Half-Breeds, moderate reformers and high-tariff men loyal to the party.
The Republicans nominated James G. Blaine of ME, a charismatic former congressman and secretary of state popular for his protectionism, but of doubtful honesty because of his role in the scandal of the “Mulligan letters” in the 1870s.
Cleveland defeated Blaine by a very close margin, 4,911,017 to 4,848,334; the vote in the electoral college was 219 to 182, with NY’s 36 votes turning the tide.
In the election of 1888, The economy was prosperous and the nation was at peace, but Cleveland lost re-election in the Electoral College, even though he won a plurality of the popular vote by a narrow margin.
In this re-match, Cleveland won both the popular and electoral vote, in 1892 thus becoming the only person in American history to be elected to a second, non-consecutive presidential term.
Power point #2 is entitled, US Presidential Elections - Election of 1888 & 1892 - Harrison-Cleveland and contains 12 slides and covers the following:
ELECTION OF 1888
ELECTION OF 1892
End of Presentation
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....US Presidents.