Category: US President
Ulysses S. Grant 1869-1877
Ulysses S. Grant was born on the 27th of April 1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio. Ulysses S. Grant was the eighteenth American President, who served the country from 1869 to 1877. Ulysses S. Grant worked intimately with President Abraham Lincoln as Commanding General to guide the Union Army to success over the confederation in the American Civil War. Ulysses S. Grant put Congressional Reconstruction into practice, often at chances with President Andrew Johnson. Ulysses S. Grant was elected president two times, and he led the Republicans in their endeavor to eliminate the leftovers of Confederate chauvinism and slavery, defend the African American nation, and support economic wealth all over the country. His presidential term has often come under censure for abiding corruption and during his second tenure, leading the country into a rigorous economic depression.
In 1843, Ulysses S. Grant completed his graduation in the United States Military Academy at West Point and he retired subsequent to serving in the war between America and Mexico. When the Civil War started in 1861, Ulysses S. Grant joined the United States Army again. Ulysses S. Grant took Kentucky under his control and the majority of Tennessee in 1862, and led Union troops to victory in the Shiloh Battle, earning a status as a hostile commander. After a sequence of coordinated battles, Ulysses S. Grant conquered Confederate armies and captured Vicksburg in July 1863, offering the Union control of the River Mississippi and splitting the Confederacy into two parts.
Subsequent to the victories of Grant in the Chattanooga Movement, Lincoln promoted Ulysses S. Grant to Commanding General and lieutenant-general of the United States. Grant tackled Robert E. Lee, a renowned American soldier, in a sequence of bloody battles during 1864, trapping the army of Lee in their defense of Richmond. Ulysses S. Grant coordinated a chain of devastating movements in other theaters. The surrender of Lee to Grant at Battle of Appomattox Court House brought the war to an end. Historians have hailed the military mastermind of Grant, and his plans are featured in the military history manuals, but some minorities challenge that he won by bully force instead of the superior plan.
Subsequent to the Civil War, Ulysses S. Grant led the management of the Reconstruction of the army in the early Confederate states. Grant was chosen president in 1868 and elected again in 1872, and he stabilized the country during the unstable Reconstruction era, prosecuted the three different movements in the country, the Ku Klux Klan, and imposed civil and voting privilege laws using the Department of Justice and the army. Ulysses S. Grant exploited the army to fabricate the Republican Party in the South, derived from Northern newcomers, black voters, and indigenous Southern white supporters.
Subsequent to the disenfranchisement of some previous Confederates, the Republicans got majorities and African Americans were chosen to Congress and high rank officials. During the second presidential tenure of Grant, the Republican alliances in the South were broken and were overpowered individually while Redeemers gained the control again using compulsion and aggression. The Indian peace policy of Grant abridged frontier violence initially, but is best recognized for the 1876 Great Sioux, where a U.S. Army officer, George Custer and his troop were killed at the Little Bighorn Battle.
Throughout his presidential tenure, Ulysses S. Grant came across congressional inquiries into corruption in managerial agencies, as well as corruption charges against two of his Cabinet associates. The administration of Grant had put a gold standard into practice and sought to make the dollar stronger.
Ulysses S. Grant died on the 23rd of July 1885 at the age of 63 years in Wilton, New York.