Cleveland ran for reelection in When Congress, pressured by the Grand Army of the Republic, passed a bill granting pensions for disabilities not caused by military service, Cleveland vetoed it, too. In this role, he exposed graft, lowered the costs of transportation, and vetoed pork barrel allocations of funds.
Unemployment rose to 19 percent, and a series of strikes crippled the coal and transportation industries in He started his own law firm in Thoroughly provincial, he never traveled, seldom read fiction or poetry, infrequently listened to music, and exhibited little interest in high culture of any sort.
Together they had three daughters and two sons.
He nullified fraudulent grants to some 80 million acres 30 million hectares of Western public lands and vetoed hundreds of pension bills that would have sent federal funds to undeserving Civil War veterans.