Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president, was great at many things. Unfortunately, drinking alcoholic beverages a little too much and dying of tongue cancer are two of those things. Those two things aside, he was, at one time, the President of the United States of America, a Civil War brigadier and major general, great strategist, and was influential in the northern victory of the Civil War.
Stanley Mathews was commissioned lieutenant colonel of the Ohio 23rd infantry and promoted to colonel of the 51st Ohio infantry. He was born in Lexington, Kentucky, on July 21st, 1824. He went to college at Keyon College that is located on the outskirts of Columbus, Ohio. After he got his degree he studied law in Cincinnati. When Stanley got his law degree he moved down to Columbia, Tennessee, where Matthews took the bar. During his time in Columbia, Matthews was very active in the Democratic politics. He returned to Cincinnati where he became a large supporter of the antislavery principles, and was elected as a judge of the Ohio Court of Common Pleas. Matthews was elected a seat in the senate in 1855-1857. The years leading up to the Civil War he was a U.S. attorney for the southern District of Ohio. His major accomplishment during the war was a provost marshal of Nashville and a brigade commander at Lookout Mountain and Chickamauga. In 1863, Matthews resigned from the military to take up a seat as a judge of the Ohio Superior
Rutherford Hayes the 19th President of the United States didn’t win the popular vote but, “was elected president after a partisan Electoral commission awarded him all of the electoral votes in dispute.” Hayes appears to have a good personality and to have good intentions for the country. It Also seems that he has a very good reputation for honesty. “Hayes’ presidency is an excellent illustration of how party stalemate and equilibrium can hamper effective executive leadership.”
The Compromise of 1877 was an unwritten deal that settled the intensely disputed 1876 election. It resulted with the United States pulling the last of the troops from the south, ending the Reconstruction Era and giving the south power over their land.
Ulysses Simpson Grant was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio, on April 27, 1822. He was most known for his contribution in the Civil War as well as being one of the presidents of the United States. After starting at the bottom, Grant worked his way through the ranks of the military all the way to the top. Grant was promoted to the position of general of the Union Armies in March of 1869. After the Civil War, he was elected president in 1849. He was reelected by a landslide in 1872.1 Through his acts in the Civil War, and his acts as president, Ulysses Grant shaped the United States in a positive way and helped push this country on the path to greatness.
John Edgar Hoover was born in Washington, D.C. on January 1st, 1885 (John). In high school, he stayed busy leading the student cadet corps and was a part of a debate team (Maurer 77). Being born into a Presbyterian family, Hoover taught Sunday school at his local Presbyterian
The worry for Herbert Hoover and the Republican party in 1930, despite the fact he had won the previous election to be named President, was that his victory was not as convincing as it may have seemed. There was a growing feeling that his victory had been a hollow one, and that it was more in protest of his Democratic counterpart that he won, rather than an outright win. The Democrats still had control of the so-called "Solid-South", and he would more than likely lose a portion of voters he had gained in this election, if a more capable candidate opposed him. Therefore, he decided he needed to appeal directly to the Southern States. He embarked upon his Southern Strategy, which was his idea of making the South a Republican stronghold, and in order to do so, needed to distance himself and his party from the African Americans. Since their emancipation,
John Edgar Hoover was born January 1, 1895, to Dickerson Naylor Hoover and Annie Marie Scheitlin Hoover, two civil servants who worked for the U.S. Government. He grew up literally in the shadow of Washington, D.C. politics in a neighborhood three blocks from Capitol Hill. Hoover was closest to his mother, who served as the family’s disciplinarian and moral guide. He lived with her until she died in 1938, when he was 43 years old.Highly competitive, Hoover worked to overcome a stuttering problem by learning to talk fast. He joined the debate team in high school, where he achieved some notoriety. Wanting to enter into politics, he worked for Library of Congress after high school and attended night classes at Georgetown University Law School,
Herbert Hoover was born on August 10, 1874 in West Branch, Iowa. He was the second child of three children to Jesse Clark Hoover and Hulda Minthorn Hoover (Orange). He always wandered about Iowa’s streams and woods. Hoover was born into a modest home and his father was a blacksmith (Purple). They moved to Oregon and grew up there. He enrolled in Stanford University in 1891 (Pink). He got married to Lou Henry and worked in China for a private corporation as China’s leading engineer (Pink). He moved into the Waldorf Astoria Hotel with his wife (Green) where they began their life together.
With Congress out of session, the new President, Andrew Johnson, open a period known as "Presidential Reconstruction", in which he particularly superintend the appointment of unworn possession governments throughout the South. He supervise the convening of state politic conventions populated by delegates whom he judgment to be loyal. Three foremost issues came before the conventions: secession itself, the annulling of servitude, and the Confederate fight duel. Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina held conventions in 1865, while Texas ' conventionality did not organize until March 1866. Johnson expectation to prevent deliberation over whether to re-admit the Southern acme by accomplishing full ratification before Congress mee in December. He expect he could silence those who wished to disavow the Southern states their abode in the Union by pointing to how essential their agree had been to the auspicious sanction of the Thirteenth Amendment.
Some in that time considered him to be the president we needed rather than the president we wanted. With him making his rise to power he also set some precedents without even doing anything yet. At that time he was the youngest president to ever hold that office. Even though
Rutherford Birchard Hayes, the nineteenth president of the United States of America had many profound accomplishments before setting out on the campaign trail in 1876. Rutherford was born on October 4, 1822 in Delaware, Ohio, by his mother Sophia who had lost her husband, Rutherford’s father ten weeks earlier. Rutherford grew up in a house full of love and faith, which helped to smooth the rough times of growing up without a father, as well as losing two siblings. Rutherford earned the nickname “Rud” as he was growing up in Delaware, unable to play and socialize with other kids his age until he was seven years old due to his frail and unstable health in early years. With Rud couped up around the Hayes household for many of his early years,
Rutherford B. Hayes was a president during a very crucial time in American history. His election for president occurred not long after the civil war, and although some historians view him as an interim president, he was able to have substantial influence. The views of President Hayes were not common at the time; however, his thoughts helped shape the country to become the way it is today. After the Emancipation Proclamation by Abraham Lincoln, there were still Federal troops in the southern states to make sure that the rights of everyone were protected, even though inequality was still an extremely large problem. Hayes believed that everyone deserved, and should have, equal rights and that the color of their skin didn’t matter. Hayes impacted
Soldier, sniper, and caring friend are 3 characteristics that describe Chris Kyle. Many people know that Chris Kyle was a gunsman for the U.S. but he did so much more for our country as well. As a well known SEAL, Chris Kyle became the most lethal sniper in U.S. history and left a lasting legacy by protecting the U.S. marine’s lives with overwatch protection.