Ulysses S. Grant

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Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant

GPS StandardSS5H1 The student will explain the causes, major events, and consequences of the Civil War.d. Describe the roles of the following: Ulysses S. Grant

Children's Books1. Who Was Ulysses S. Grant? By: Megan Stine2.The Story of Ulysses S. Grant By: Tamara Smith3. Reluctant Warrior: Ulysses S. Grant By: Bob and Jan Young


Ulysses was born in Ohio and was the first of six children. After graduating at the United States Military Academy, he was assigned to an infantry company in Misouri, which was soon moved due to the conflict with Mexico over Texas territory. In 1846-1848, Grant fought the Mexican War and resigned from the Army in 1854 to return with his family. When the Civil War began in 1861, Grant joined the army again and let his troops to fight. Grant led the Union into a bloody victory in 1865. In the presidential electrion of 1868, the Republicans backed Grant during his election and he became the eighteenth President of the United States. Grant did many great things for this country and he wanted to ratify the Fifteenth Amendment, which sought to grant citizens the right to vote regardless of race or previous servitude. He sent out the military to protect African Americans from the KKK. Grant was reelected in 1872 but he did not want to run for a third term. After his presidency, he suffered financially and from throat cancer. He spent his final days on his porch writing about his past. He completed the book just days before his death in 1885 to support his family.

Fun Facts!Did you know that Grant loved cigars?! Did you know that Grant could not stand the sight of blood?!Did you know that Grant lived life in the fast lane?!

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Reference*georgiastandards.org *millercenter.org/president/grant/essays/biography1*biography.com/ulyssessgrant*History.com *http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/presidents-day/ulysses-grant/printables/ *https://www.moc.org/sites/default/files/granttimeline.pdf *http://www.pbs.org/civilwar/classroom/lesson_appomattox.html


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