The First Cleveland Administration


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Grover Cleveland's initial term was filled with attempted and successful reform efforts, including a naval building program, formation of the Interstate Commerce Commission, continuation of civil service reform, a new Presidential succession law, a crackdown on railroad land accumulations, a confrontation with the G.A.R. over pension issues and a strong pro-management stand in the wake of the Haymarket Square Riot.

Overarching all of these issues were the giant questions about the future of the currency and the tariff.