Grover Cleveland


What strike caused Cleveland to intervene and employ federal troops?

President Cleveland sent in federal troops to resolve the Pullman Strike of 1894. The Pullman Palace Car Company had reduced employee wages in the declining economic market, which outraged many workers. Cleveland sought a court order against the strikers. He said: “If it takes the army and navy of the United States to deliver a postcard in Chicago, that card will be delivered.”


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