Ulysses S. Grant

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Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant; April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was the 18th president of the United States (1869–1877) following his success as military commander in the American Civil War. Under Grant, the Union Army defeated the Confederate military; the war, and secession, ended with the surrender of Robert E. Lee's army at Appomattox Court House. As president, Grant led the Radical Republicans in their effort to eliminate vestiges of Confederate nationalism and slavery, protect African American citizenship, and defeat the Ku Klux Klan. In foreign policy, Grant sought to increase American trade and influence, while remaining at peace with the world


1822- Born1843- Graduates West Point1861- Brigadier General1862- Fort Donelson, Shiloh1863- Captures Vicksburg1864- Commander of Union Troops1864- Battles of Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor1865- Siege at Petersburg, and fall of Richmond.1865- Lee surrenders to Grant at Appomattox1869- 18th U.S. President1885- Grant dies at 63

General of all United States Armies.Under Grant the Union Army defeated the Confederate Military - The surrender at Appomattox.The 18th president of the United States.

Lasting Impact

Ultimately, President Grant remains somewhat of an enigma in American history. He was such a successful general that his failings as President seem hard to comprehend. He was a natural leader on the battlefield but was not an especially effective leader of his country. Still, in the areas of Native American policy, civil service reform, and African American rights, he took steps that few had attempted. He also executed a successful foreign policy and was responsible for improving Anglo-American relations.


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