Ulysses S. Grant And Lee Compare And Contrast

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Catton called Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee “oddly different generals.” But as different as they were, there were also many similarities between them. They set these differences aside which ended up bringing the Civil War to a virtual finish. Grant and Lee grew up in different parts of the country. Their geographical location influenced their political views. Lee grew up in Confederate Virginia. He believed it was the “advantage of human society to have a pronounced inequality in the social structure” and “there should be a leisure class, backed by ownership of land.”(374) Grant grew up in Ohio, on the Western frontier. He believed “no man was born to anything, except perhaps to a chance to show how far he could rise.” (375) Believing

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