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Ulysses S. Grant
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Ulysses S. Grant:
18th president of the US.
Great U.S. general and commander of the Union armies.
Born on April 27, 1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio.
Real name was Hiram Ulysses Grant.
Five brothers and sisters.
My childhood was quite uneventful but I showed great skill as a horseman.
Focused on reconstruction and uniting the North and South.
Tried to protect the rights of newly freed black slaves.
Tried to improve conditions for Native Americans without much success.
I was shy and took after my mother rather than my outgoing father.
I did well in math and geology and excelled in horsemanship.
My father sent me to West Point.
Clerical error listed me as Ulysses S. Grant.
I kept the name.
Died at the age of 63 on July 23, 1885 in the Adirondack Mountains where I was spending the summer with my family.
More than a million people gathered in New York City to watch my funeral procession.
I was laid to rest in New York City's Riverside Park.
As a general in the Civil War, I helped win the war for the North.
Recruited to become president.
Served 2 terms as president from 1869-1877.
After leaving the White House, my family and I went on a two year trip around the world.
Later, I was diagnosed with throat cancer.
Viewed as a president who appointed people of poor character.
During my second term, I had severe depression.
I am on the 50 dollar bill.
Life after Presidency:
By Charlie Black