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Hiram Ulysses Grant, most commonly known as Ulysses S Grant, was the United States of America’s eighteenth president. But being president was only one of his many titles. Grant was the husband to Julia Boggs Dent from St. Louis, Missouri. Julia was twenty-two years old when she married Grant on August 22, 1848. Julia had many nicknames for her husband Grant: Dodo, Dode, and Dody. They we very in love and remained completely faithful to one and other. They had four children together and were thought of as very good parents (Ulysses, Web). Grant was born on April 27, 1822 (Ulysses, Web). When Grant was growing up he attended schools in Georgetown, Ohio. When he wasn’t at school, he was working on his family farm. He loved playing with the horses. Grants father, Jesse Root Grant was born January 23, 1794 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Jesse Grant made a great deal of money as a tanner. Ulysses hated helping his father on the tanning line. In May of 1839, Grant headed from Ohio to go to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. When Grant was registered, his name was miss wrote. He was registered under the name Ulysses S Grant. He ended up going by this name. After four years, he graduated from West Point on July 1, 1843 and was commissioned a Brevet Second Lieutenant. Grant graduated 21st out of 39 in his class. He was then stationed to a fourth infantry in St. Louis Jefferson Barracks. Here is where he meets his future wife, Julia (Ulysses, Web). After Grants honeymoon, he is reassigned to Sackets Harbor, New York. At this point, Grant had become bored with tediousness of peacetime army. He did however thoroughly enjoyed playing cards, racing his horse, Cicotte, and taking Julia to dances. Grant... ... middle of paper ... ...ort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace.” By: Ulysses S. Grant Works Cited Austin, Erik. Political Facts of the United States Since 1789. New York: Columbia University Press, 1986. 141-142. Print. Gaines, Ann. Ulysses S Grant Our 18th President. Child's World, 2009. Print. Porter, Kirk, and Bruce Donald . National Party Platforms. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1966. 34-41. Print. Presidential Elections . Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly Inc., 1997. 8-76. Print. Schlesinger, Arthur. History of American Presidential Elections. 2. New York: Chelsea House Publishers. 1971. 1300-1374.Print. Thomas, Scott. The Pursuit of the White House. New York: Greenwood Press, 1987. 46-52. Print. Ulysses S Grant Homepage. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Nov 2013. .
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