Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th president of the United States, serving from 1869 to 1877. As president, Grant was an effective civil rights executive who worked with the Radical Republicans during Reconstruction to protect African Americans, created the Justice Department, and reestablish the public credit. Promoted lieutenant-general, in 1864, Grant led the Union Army in winning the American Civil War in 1865, thereafter he served as Commanding General. Raised in Ohio, young Grant possessed an exceptional ability with horses, which served him well through his military career. He was admitted to West Point and graduated 21st in the class of 1843. Grant served with distinction in the Mexican–American War. In 1848, he married Julia Dent, and together they had four children. Grant abruptly resigned his army commission in 1854 and returned to his family, but lived in poverty for seven years. During the Civil War, Grant joined the Union Army in 1861.
|Born:||Hiram Ulysses Grant, April 27, 1822, Point Pleasant, Ohio, U.S.|
|Died:||July 23, 1885, Wilton, New York, U.S.|
|Cause of death:||Throat cancer|
|Resting place:||Grant's Tomb, New York City|
|Children:||Frederick, Ulysses Jr, Nellie, Jesse|
|Parents:||Jesse Root Grant, Hannah Simpson Grant|
|Education:||United States Military Academy (BS)|
|Vice President:||Schuyler Colfax (1869–1873), Henry Wilson (1873–1875), None (1875–1877)|
|Preceded by:||Andrew Johnson|
|Succeeded by:||Rutherford B. Hayes|
About Ulysses S. Grant
18th President of the United States who helped lead the Union forces to victory during the Civil War before he was elected into the presidency. He was also a soldier and statesman who served as Commanding General of the Army.
Ulysses S. Grant Before Fame
He refused to attend church services at West Point and was given demerits for his intransigence.
Achievement of Ulysses S. Grant
He was instrumental in passing the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which prevented the denial of voting rights based on race, color, or previous status as a slave.
Ulysses S. Grant Family Life
He married Julia Dent in 1848, and the couple had four children together.
Associations of Ulysses S. Grant
He and Mark Twain were lifelong friends.
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