Ulysses S. Grant

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Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant


Ulysses S. Grant fought in the Civil War and the Shiloh Battle. President Lincoln made him general of the Union army. After the battle of Vicksburg, Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant. He became famous for winning the war and was asked to run for office. He decided to run for office and soon after that, he was elected president.He was a president that did not like the idea of slaves. He stopped the Ku Klux Clan that hurt African-American people. And Grant let African-American people vote. He also protected the Native Americans.


Ulysses S. Grant had 4 brothers and sisters. He loved horses. When he was five, he could ride a horse standing up. He could also tame horses. His dad sent him to West Point military school because he was good at math. He didn't want to go to West Point. After he graduated from West Point he joined the military and after four years he quit. He started a little farm and quit. Then he worked at a shop and quit. He stayed home and got bored and went back to the military. He met a girl named Julia. They went on dates and then soon after that, they got married. The first kid was born when he was at home and the rest were born when he was away in the military. After retiring from office, he and Julia and one of their sons went on a world tour. When he got back, he got cancer from smoking. Then he wrote his memoirs. A few days after he finished, he died and was buried in a New York park.

•Ulysses S. Grant was the first 4-star general.•Grant was the 18th president.•His memorial parade was 7 miles long and 1 and half million people came.•President Lincoln invited grant and Julia to a play at Ford's Theater and Grant politely said no.•The Union citizens saw Grant in a newspaper smoking a cigar and as a thank you for winning the war, they sent him 10,000 cigars even though Grant had switched to pipes.

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