Ulysses S. Grant: The Art Of War

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Born in Point Pleasant Ohio, on April 27, 1822, lived a man named Hiram Ulysses S Grant. Now known as Ulysses Simpson Grant, he fought in many battles throughout the years of his life, even when he was elected president of the United States. Grant himself was a determined risk-taker when it came to protecting his country, he used intelligence and great force to win his battles: “The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on.”

Grant’s parents, Hannah Simpson Grant, and Jesse Root Grant gave birth to Ulysses on April 27, 1882. He had two brothers yet had many grandparents and other relatives. He attended school at the United States Military Academy
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Grant was a republican and played two roles, or had two very important occupations as an American. He of course was the president, but still led many battles during his presidency being a general. During his term of office, some significant events occurred such as the Transcontinental Railroad. This connected the railroads of the Union and Central Pacific tracks, this happened in Promontory Point, Utah. Also, in New York in 1870, construction of the to be longest suspension bridge in the world, was in construction. Grant also was in agreement with this new amendment: “Black male suffrage becomes universal when the Fifteenth Amendment -- stipulating that no state shall deprive any citizen of the right to vote because of “race, color, or previous condition of servitude” -- is adopted with Grant's help and approval. The suffrage amendment is only partially successful. During Reconstruction, black men vote frequently; following Reconstruction, however, whites use discriminatory laws and taxes to disenfranchise black men. March 30, 1870”(Miller Center, Virgina). Another thing Grant was a part of during his presidency was: “A Spanish cruiser near Cuba captures an alleged U.S. ship, the Virginius, and argues that the ship was sent to provide armaments for an invasion of the island. Before Spain's instructions not to impose the death penalty could reach Cuba, fifty-three of the men captured on the ship are executed. Tensions are calmed when Secretary of State Fish and the Spanish minister to the United States sign an agreement providing for the return of the remaining prisoners and the payment of an indemnity. October 31, 1873.”(Miller Center,
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