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THE ARTICLE

Stephen Grover Cleveland was born in 1837 and died aged 71 in 1908. He was the 22nd and 24th president of the United States, being the only president to leave the White House (in 1889) and return for a second term four years later (in 1893). He was also the first Democrat elected after the Civil War. Cleveland was one of nine children. He was raised in upstate New York and qualified as a lawyer in 1859.

At 44, his political career took off. Running as a reformer, he was elected Mayor of Buffalo in 1881, and later, Governor of New York. Cleveland won the Presidency with the combined support of Democrats and reform-minded Republicans. It was a hotly-contested race, with Cleveland winning by one-quarter of a percent of the popular vote. The electoral votes gave Cleveland a majority of 219–182.

In June 1886, Cleveland got married - the only President to do so while in the White House. Cleveland vigorously pursued a policy barring favors to any economic group. He also vetoed many private pension bills to Civil War veterans whose claims were fraudulent. He angered the railroads by ordering an investigation of western lands they held by Government and forced them to return 81,000,000 acres.

Cleveland was elected as President again in 1892. This time round he faced an acute economic depression. He dealt directly with the Treasury crisis rather than business failures, farm mortgage foreclosures, and unemployment. With the help of Wall Street, he maintained the Treasury's gold reserve. His policies during the depression were unpopular and his party deserted him.

Article adapted from www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/grovercleveland

         
         From www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents


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LISTENING GAP FILL


 

Stephen Grover Cleveland was born in 1837 and died aged 71 in 1908. He was the 22nd and 24th president of the United States, being the only ________________________ White House (in 1889) and return for a second term four years later (in 1893). He was also the first Democrat ________________________ War. Cleveland was one of nine children. He was raised in upstate New York and ________________________ in 1859.

At 44, his ________________________. Running as a reformer, he was elected Mayor of Buffalo in 1881, and later, Governor of New York. Cleveland won the Presidency with the combined support of Democrats ________________________ Republicans. It was a hotly-contested race, with Cleveland winning by one-quarter of a percent of the popular vote. The ________________________ Cleveland a majority of 219–182.

In June 1886, Cleveland got married - the only President to do so while in the White House. Cleveland ________________________ policy barring favors to any economic group. He also vetoed many private pension bills to Civil War ________________________ were fraudulent. He angered the railroads by ordering an investigation of western lands they held by Government and ________________________ 81,000,000 acres.

Cleveland was elected as President again in 1892. This time round he ________________________ economic depression. He dealt directly with the Treasury crisis rather ________________________, farm mortgage foreclosures, and unemployment. With the help of Wall Street, he maintained the Treasury's gold reserve. His policies during the depression were unpopular and his ________________________.


  CORRECT THE SPELLING

Stephen Grover Cleveland was born in 1837 and died aged 71 in 1908. He was the 22nd and 24th president of the United States, being the only president to evael the White House (in 1889) and return for a second term four years later (in 1893). He was also the first Democrat leeetcd after the Civil War. Cleveland was one of nine children. He was aredsi in upstate New York and qualified as a lawyer in 1859.

At 44, his political career took off. Running as a reformer, he was elected Mayor of Buffalo in 1881, and later, Governor of New York. Cleveland won the Presidency with the combined utpposr of Democrats and reform-dmneid Republicans. It was a hotly-contested race, with Cleveland winning by one-quarter of a percent of the popular vote. The electoral votes gave Cleveland a ajmytiro of 219–182.

In June 1886, Cleveland got married - the only President to do so while in the White House. Cleveland vigorously pursued a lyciop barring favors to any economic group. He also vetoed many private nnspieo bills to Civil War veterans whose claims were fraudulent. He angered the railroads by ordering an investigation of western lands they held by Government and rdoecf them to return 81,000,000 acres.

Cleveland was elected as President again in 1892. This time round he faced an eauct economic depression. He dealt directly with the Treasury icsisr rather than business failures, farm mortgage foreclosures, and unemployment. With the help of Wall Street, he maintained the Treasury's gold esrever. His policies during the depression were unpopular and his party deserted him.


  UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

Stephen Grover Cleveland in was 71 died 1837 born in aged and 1908. He was the 22nd and 24th president of the United States, the being White the leave to president only House (in 1889) and return for a second term four years later (in 1893). He was also elected Democrat first the War Civil the after. Cleveland was one of nine children. He was raised in upstate New York and qualified as a lawyer in 1859.

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In June 1886, Cleveland got married - the only President to do so while in the White House. Cleveland vigorously pursued a policy group economic any to favors barring. He also vetoed many private to War whose bills Civil veterans pension claims were fraudulent. railroads the angered He investigation an ordering by of western lands they held by Government and forced them to return 81,000,000 acres.

Cleveland was elected as President again in 1892. This time depression an round acute he economic faced. He dealt directly with the business than rather crisis Treasury failures, farm mortgage foreclosures, and unemployment. With the help of Wall Street, he maintained the Treasury's gold reserve. His policies were and during depression unpopular his the party deserted him.


  DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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  STUDENT GROVER CLEVELAND SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about Grover Cleveland in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

STUDENT 1

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  • Now return to your original partner and share and talk about what you found out. Change partners often.
  • Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.

  WRITING

Write about Grover Cleveland for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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  HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET INFO: Search the Internet and find more information about Grover Cleveland. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about Grover Cleveland. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. GROVER CLEVELAND POSTER Make a poster about Grover Cleveland. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY GROVER CLEVELAND LESSON: Make your own English lesson on Grover Cleveland. Make sure there is a good mix of things to do. Find some good online activities. Teach the class / another group when you have finished.

6. ONLINE SHARING: Use your blog, wiki, Facebook page, MySpace page, Twitter stream, Del-icio-us / StumbleUpon account, or any other social media tool to get opinions on Grover Cleveland. Share your findings with the class.

ANSWERS

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