Grover Cleveland believed strongly in a limited government. He was especially against the government providing paid to citizens in need for fear that such aid would weaken the national character. As he said at the time that he vetoed a bill that would have provided relief for drought-stricken farmer, “the lesson should be constantly enforced that though the people should support the government, the government should not support the people.”
Issue: The Economy
In 1892, however, after four years of Republican leadership, Cleveland won against Harrison, who had alienated ethnic voters in the Midwest, possibly due to his support for temperance. Cleveland became the only president to come back from defeat and be reelected after losing the office.
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