How Did Ulysses Grant Corrupt

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Ulysses Grant (1822-1885) commanded the victorious Union army during the American Civil War (1861-1865) and served as the 18th U.S. president from 1869 to 1877. An Ohio native, Grant graduated from West Point and fought in the Mexican-American War (1846-1848). During the Civil War, Grant, an aggressive and determined leader, was given command of all the U.S. armies. After the war he became a national hero, and the Republicans nominated him for president in 1868. A primary focus of Grant’s administration was Reconstruction, and he worked to reconcile the North and South while also attempting to protect the civil rights of newly freed black slaves. While Grant was personally honest, some of his associates were corrupt and his administration was tarnished by various scandals. …show more content…

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  • Explains that ulysses grant commanded the victorious union army during the american civil war and served as the 18th u.s. president from 1869 to 1877.
  • Explains that hiram ulysses grant was born on april 27, 1822, in point pleasant, ohio, and moved with his parents, jesse grant (1794-1873) and hannah simpson (1798-1883), to georgetown, where his father ran a tannery.
  • Describes how jesse grant arranged for his son's admission to the u.s. military academy at west point. he accepted ulysses s. grant as his real name, although the "s" did not stand for anything.
  • Describes how ulysses grant was reunited with his family at white haven, the missouri plantation where julia had grown up, and moved to galena, illinois, where he worked in his father's leather goods business.
  • Narrates how ulysses grant became america's first four-star general after the war. he was impeached but acquitted in 1868. the republicans nominated grant as their presidential candidate.
  • Explains that ulysses grant entered the white house in the middle of the reconstruction era. he supported pardons for former confederate leaders and protected the civil rights of freed slaves.
  • Explains that ulysses grant's presidency was marked by scandal and corruption, although he did not participate in or profit from the misdeeds perpetrated by some of his associates and appointees.
  • Narrates how ulysses grant and his family embarked on a two-year trip around the world during which they met with dignitaries and cheering crowds.

The following year, he moved with his parents, Jesse Grant (1794-1873) and Hannah Simpson Grant (1798-1883), to Georgetown, Ohio, where his father ran a tannery. Did You …show more content…

As president, Grant tried to foster a peaceful reconciliation between the North and South. He supported pardons for former Confederate leaders while also attempting to protect the civil rights of freed slaves. In 1870, the 15th Amendment, which gave black men the right to vote, was ratified. Grant signed legislation aimed at limiting the activities of white terrorist groups like the Ku Klux Klan that used violence to intimidate blacks and prevent them from voting. At various times, the president stationed federal troops throughout the South to maintain law and order. Critics charged that Grant’s actions violated states’ rights, while others contended that the president did not do enough to protect

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