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We are not a nation of swindlers! / C.J. Taylor.

We are not a nation of swindlers! / C.J. Taylor.

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Print shows the statue of George Washington, full-length, standing with right arm raised, with fasces, at Federal Hall on Wall Street, New York City, N.Y., and a large crowd of men standing on steps, among them are William "McKinley", holding a flag that states "The National Honor Must Be Upheld", and from left, "Phelps, Carlisle, Sherman, Buckner, Palmer, Harrison, Hobart, Cleveland, [and] Flower".
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Illus. from Puck, v. 40, no. 1024, (1896 October 21), centerfold.
Copyright 1896 by Keppler & Schwarzmann.

Stephen Grover Cleveland (March 18, 1837 – June 24, 1908) was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 22nd and 24th President of the United States. He was the first Democrat elected after the Civil War in 1885. Grover Cleveland was the only President to leave the White House and return for a second term four years later. He is the only President in American history to serve two non-consecutive terms in office. Cleveland was the leader of the pro-business Democrats who opposed high tariffs, Free Silver, inflation, imperialism, and subsidies to business, farmers, or veterans. His will for political reform and fiscal conservatism made him an icon for American conservatives of the era. Cleveland won praise for his honesty, self-reliance, integrity, and commitment to the principles of classical liberalism. As his second administration began, disaster hit the nation when the Panic of 1893 produced a severe national depression, which Cleveland was unable to reverse. "The United States is not a nation to which peace is a necessity."

Benjamin Harrison (August 20, 1833 – March 13, 1901) was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 23rd President of the United States from 1889 to 1893. He was the grandson of the ninth president, William Henry Harrison. Before ascending to the presidency, Harrison established himself as a prominent local attorney, Presbyterian church leader, and politician in Indiana. During the American Civil War, he served the Union as a colonel and later a brevet brigadier general. He was later elected to the U.S. Senate by the Indiana legislature. A Republican, Harrison was elected to the presidency in 1888, defeating the Democratic incumbent Grover Cleveland after conducting one of the first "front-porch" campaigns by delivering short speeches to delegations that visited him in Indianapolis. "We Americans have no commission from God to police the world."

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01/01/1896
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Taylor, Charles Jay, 1855-1929, artist
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Library of Congress
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