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|Ulysses S. Grant 18th President of the United States (March 4, 1869 to March 3, 1877) Nickname: “Hero of Appomattox” Born: April 27, 1822, in Point Pleasant, Ohio Died: July 23, 1885, in Mount McGregor, New York|
Father: Jesse Root Grant Mother: Hannah Simpson Grant Married: Julia Boggs Dent Grant (1826-1902), on August 22, 1848 Children: Frederick Dent Grant (1850-1912); Ulysses Simpson Grant (1852-1929); Ellen Wrenshall Grant (1855-1922); Jesse Root Grant (1858-1934) Religion: Methodist Education: Graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. (1843) Occupation: Soldier Political Party: Republican Other Government Positions:
Presidential Salary: $25,000/year (increased to $50,000/year in 1873)
|Year||Popular Votes||Electoral Votes|
|1868||Ulysses S. Grant||3,013,421||214|
|(Votes Not Cast)||23|
|1872||Ulysses S. Grant||3,596,745||286|
|Thomas A. Hendricks||42|
|Benjamin Gratz Brown||18|
|Charles J. Jenkins||2|
|(Votes Not Cast)||17|
- Secretary of State
- Elihu B. Washburne (1869)
- Hamilton Fish (1869-77)
- Secretary of the Treasury
- George S. Boutwell (1869-73)
- William A. Richardson (1873-74)
- Benjamin H. Bristow (1874-76)
- Lot M. Morrill (1876-77)
- Secretary of War
- John A. Rawlins (1869)
- William T. Sherman (1869)
- William W. Belknap (1869-76)
- Alphonso Taft (1876)
- James D. Cameron (1876-77)
- Attorney General
- Ebenezer R. Hoar (1869-70)
- Amos T. Akerman (1870-71)
- George H. Williams (1871-75)
- Edwards Pierrepont (1875-76)
- Alphonso Taft (1876-77)
- Postmaster General
- John A. J. Creswell (1869-74)
- James W. Marshall (1874)
- Marshall Jewell (1874-76)
- James N. Tyner (1876-77)
- Secretary of the Navy
- Adolph E. Borie (1869)
- George M. Robeson (1869-77)
- Secretary of the Interior
- Jacob D. Cox, Jr. (1869-70)
- Columbus Delano (1870-75)
- Zachariah Chandler (1875-77)
Supreme Court Appointments:
- Chief Justice
- Morrison Remick Waite (1874-88)
- Associate Justice
- William Strong (1870-80)
- Joseph P. Bradley (1870-92)
- Ward Hunt (1873-82)
- Travel across the United States becomes possible for the first time with the completion of the first transcontinental railroad.
- Jay Gould and James Fisk Jr. try to monopolize the gold market triggering the Black Friday financial crisis.
- A attempt is made to annex Santo Domingo (modern day Dominican Republic). It fails when The treaty is defeated in the Senate.
- Construction work for the Brooklyn Bridge begins.
- Virginia, Mississippi and Texas are readmitted into the Union following their Reconstruction.
- African-American men are granted the right to vote via the Fifteenth Amendment.
- A proclamation is issued against the Fenian Raids.
- The Department of Justice is established.
- The Federal Election Law is passed, directing federal supervision of national elections to ensure fair treatment of black voters in the South.
- The Indian Appropriations Act is passed, recognizing the American Indian population as individuals under the state rather than as sovereign nations.
- The Ku Klux Klan Act is passed.
- The Treaty of Washington is signed.
- An investigation is launched into corruption in New York’s Tammnay Hall and its power broking head Boss Tweed.
- The Great Chicago Fire breaks out.
- Trials against Klansmen in South Carolina begin.
- Legislation establishing Yellowstone National Park is passed. It is the first national park to be created.
- Grant is reelected.
- The House of Representatives launches an investigation into the Credit Mobilier scandal. Two of its own members are censured for their involvement.
- Congress demonetizes silver coins with the Coinage Act of 1873. This move is later dubbed the “Crime of ’73“.
- The Panic of 1973 is caused by the failure of the bank Jay Cooke & Company.
- Ulysses S. Grant — from The Presidents of the United States of America
- Compiled by the White House.
- Ulysses S. Grant — from American Presidents: Life Portraits — C-SPAN
- Biographical information, trivia, key events, video, and other reference materials. Website created to accompany C-SPAN’s 20th Anniversary Television Series, American Presidents: Life Portraits.
- Ulysses S. Grant — from U.S. Presidents
- From the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, in addition to information on the Presidents themselves, they have first lady and cabinet member biographies, listings of presidential staff and advisers, and timelines detailing significant events in the lives of each administration.
- First Inaugural Address (1869)
- Second Inaugural Address (1873)
- Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, Volume 1 (1885)
- Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, Volume 2 (1885)
- Fort Donelson National Battlefield
- Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant led the Union Army in Tennessee to its first major victory of the Civil War at this site on February 16, 1862.
- General Grant National Memorial
- Tourist information on Grant’s tomb, located in New York, New York.
- The Ulysses S. Grant Information Center
- Great information resource and research starting point for students and researchers alike, created by and maintained by The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota.
- Grant Cottage at Mount McGregor, New York
- The site where Grant wrote his autobiography and eventually passed away from throat cancer.
- The Ulysses S. Grant Homepage
- Articles, photographs, and many other biographical resources on Grant. Includes a bibliography and chronology.
- Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
- Tourist information on the St. Louis County, Missouri site that was the pre-Civil War home of Grant and his wife. Grant’s White Haven farm is now undergoing restoration.
- Like in Truman’s name, the “S” in Grant’s name does not stand for anything. It was mistakenly added by a benefactor on his application to West Point and stuck.
- It was to Grant that General Lee surrendered at the end of the Civil War.
- Grant was supposed to accompany Abraham Lincoln to the Ford Theatre the night he was shot, and was supposedly a target himself.
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