Grover Cleveland, Again!: A Treasury of American Presidents by Ken BurnsA gorgeous collection of American presidents filled with fun facts and sparkling with personality, from nonfiction master Ken Burns.
This special treasury from Americas beloved documentarian Ken Burns brings the presidents to life for our nations children. Each president is given a lushly illustrated spread with curated stories and information to give readers of all ages a comprehensive view of the varied and fascinating characters who have led our nation (with the exception of Grover Cleveland--the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms--who gets two spreads!). A must-have for Kens many fans, classrooms, and anyone who wishes to gain a greater understanding and appreciation for our country.
President Grover Cleveland Biography
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Early life and career
Cleveland distinguished himself as one of the few truly honest and principled politicians of the Gilded Age. For a discussion of the history and nature of the presidency, see presidency of the United States of America. After clerking in a law firm in Buffalo , New York, he was admitted to the bar in and soon entered politics as a member of the Democratic Party. During the Civil War he was drafted but hired a substitute so that he could care for his mother—an altogether legal procedure but one that would make him vulnerable to political attack in the future. In he became assistant district attorney of Erie county , New York, and in —73 he served as county sheriff. With this slight political background and only modest success as a lawyer, the apparently unambitious Buffalo attorney launched one of the most meteoric rises in American politics.
He was president from , then lost the following election. He came back to win again in the election after that, serving four more years from Stephen Grover Cleveland was born in New Jersey in He was the fifth of nine children to his parents Richard, a Presbyterian minister, and Anne. Cleveland left school to help support his family. He worked as a teacher in a school for the blind, then a clerk in a law firm. After working as a law clerk for several years, however, Cleveland passed the state bar exam in