Why Ulysses S. Grant Won The Civil War

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Ulysses S. Grant By: Isabella Dion Ulysses S. Grant was an important man in the Civil War but his presidency is said to often be overlooked. Grant was said to fail at many things and be one of the worst president the U.S has had. He was a very important man in the Civil War and won the battle that ended the war. Early Life: Ulysses S. Grant was born April 27, 1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio to Jesse and Hannah Grant. Ulysses S. Grant’s birth name was Hiram Ulysses Grant. Grant was the oldest of 6 kids (including him) his siblings were: Samuel, Clara, Virginia, Orville, and Mary Grant. When he was a boy he showed great ability as a horseman. When Grant turned 17 he joined West Point military academy when being enrolled. An error listed him as Ulysses S. Grant, but he did not want to be rejected from the school so, he changed his name to Ulysses S. Grant. A Civil War General: Ulysses S. Grant joined the Civil war in 1861. Before the Civil war he served in the Mexican- American War as a quartermaster (A …show more content…

Grant was elected as the 18th president in 1868 when he was 46 years old. When Grant moved into the White House he was married to a girl named Julia and had four children: Dent Grant, Nellie Grant, Ulysses S. Grant Jr., and Jesse Root Grant. During his presidency Grant confirmed/passed the fifteenth amendment, Developed and Indian Peace Policy, Sent military to help protect African Americans from terrorist groups like the Ku Klux Klan, and much more. Grant did not turn to Republican leaders for advice instead, he turned to people he thought he could trust. The lead to some good people for him to turn to and some that doubting ones. Grant was reelected for a second term but, then announced that he would not seek a third term. There were some so-called flaws in his presidency. He angered southern whites by passing the 15th amendment, a depression came from Europe, and some people thought that he picked bad people to turn to for

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