53rd Term of Congress (March 4, 1893 - March 4, 1895)

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  • Grover Cleveland Becomes President

    Grover Cleveland Becomes President
    Grover Cleveland, successor to President Benjamin Harrison, is elected as President a second time.
  • Political Makeup of the Senate

    Political Makeup of the Senate
    Democratic: 44 (majority)
    Republican: 37
    Populist: 3
    Silver: 1
    Vacant (Later filled by Republicans): 3
    Total Members: 88
  • Political Makeup of the House of Representatives

    Political Makeup of the House of Representatives
    Democratic: 218 (majority)
    Republican: 124
    Populist: 11
    Silver: 1
    Independent Democratic: 2
    Total Members: 356
  • 1st Session of Congress Begins

    1st Session of Congress Begins
    Congress begins its first session of the new term.
  • 1st Session Ends

    1st Session Ends
  • 2nd Session of Congress Begins

    2nd Session of Congress Begins
  • Wilson-Gorman Tariff Act

    Wilson-Gorman Tariff Act
    Also known as The Revenue Act and was named after William L. Wilson and Arthur P. Gorman, both from the Democratic Party. Wilson proposed the bill to reduce the rate of U.S. Tariffs originally made by the McKinley Act and imposed a 2% income tax.
  • 2nd Session Ends

    2nd Session Ends
  • 3rd Session of Congress Begins

    3rd Session of Congress Begins
  • Maguire Act of 1895

    Maguire Act of 1895
    A statute of the U.S. Federal Government abolishing the imprisonment of sailors that left their vessels, giving them the right to leave if they feared they were in danger of physical abuse from their fellow shipboard personnel. Named after representative James G. Maguire from California.
  • 3rd Session Ends

    3rd Session Ends
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