|Handsome devil, isn't he?|
So what did he do, and more specifically what did he do in his second term? Not a whole lot. While he was known as a pretty honest guy, he was unable to reverse the Panic of 1893, which was a very nasty economic downturn that fucked shit up all around the country and world. This failure badly hurt the Democratic Party which contributed to Republican landslides for the next few cycles and ushered in the Progressive Era, which I guess you could say is a pretty neat sort of thing, to usher in an era.
Let's see, what else did he do? Oh, he sent in the Army and US Marshalls to break up the Pullman Strike of 1894 on the railroads, which pissed a lot of people off. But what was he supposed to do? Railroad traffic was at a standstill all around the nation, and people needed to get places and northerners needed their grapefruit. He heavily supported the gold standard over the silver standard, which pissed a lot of people off, because he apparently didn't know that we wouldn't be on either standard by the 1970s. That was a bad decision.
|Here he is as a young man.|
Grover Cleveland v 2.0 had cancer, I bet you didn't know that. He had it like on the roof of his mouth; it was of a type that is commonly known as Snuff Dipper's Cancer. It looks gross to be honest, from the pictures I looked up online. He was diagnosed in secret, and had it removed in secret. How cool is that? Oh, and he admitted one state to the Union: Utah. This enabled the Jazz to have somewhere to move and John Stockton and Karl Malone to run countless pick and roll plays.
|Grover Cleveland was on the $1000 bill.|
How many bills have you been on?