Grover Cleveland: First Inaugural Address

(1885)

Glossary

  • capital financial goods that can be used to generate additional money
  • civil rule rule by elected civilians, rather than military figures or other traditional authority figures
  • civil-service referring to government employment, typically nonelective, within the executive branch
  • exact tribute take taxes or other funds
  • he who takes the oath today Cleveland himself
  • polity the overall political makeup of a nation
  • polygamy in the Territories a reference to the practice among Mormon men, in areas with a large population of Mormons, of having several wives
  • prudential economies careful use of financial resources
  • republican referring to a government by elected officials rather than kings or others who impose their rule by force
  • sanction authority
  • wards persons under care and protection
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Grover Cleveland (Library of Congress)

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