Ulysses S. Grant was an American Politician who served as an 18th President of United States of America. Ulysses S Grand has got a major role in Civil war where he worked with President Abraham Lincoln to lead the Union Army over the Confederacy. This article is related to Ulysses S Grand the early life history, education, various accomplishments & achievements he got during his presidency tenure, & in return various rewards & awards.
Ulysses S Grant Early Life History & Education
Ulysses S Grant was born on April 27, 1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio. His father Jesse Root Grant was a tanner & a merchant. Grant great grandfather had fought in the French & Indian war & his grandfather had served in the American revolution. After the several weeks of Ulysses birthday, in the family gathering, the name was out from a ballot. At the age of 5 years, young Ulysses S Grant started his formal education at a subscription school & was enrolled in other two private colleges later on. In 1836-1837, he was a student of Maysville Seminary & in Autumn, he got admission in John Rankin’s academy. Grant started riding & controlling horses when he was young.
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United States Presidential Elections 1868
For the 1868 presidential elections, Republicans chose Grant as their candidate on the first ballot at the Republican National Convention which was held as Chicago. The best thing was that no other candidate was selected & Grand received all the 650 votes from delegates. The presidential slogan of Grant was “Let us Have Peace”. The opponent was Horatio Seymour who was from Democratic party. They had stressed on ending the reconstruction & returning control of the south to the white planter class during their presidential campaign. They had also criticized the Republican support for the African American rights. Grant won the US elections by getting 300000 votes out of 5716082 cast votes. He also took electoral college landslide of 214 votes while opponent got 80 votes. Grant became the youngest President of United States of American which is a big achievement in his life history.
Ulysses S Grant Presidential campaign was mainly composed of several principles like
- Sound money.
- Efficient government.
- Restoration of Southern reconstructed states.
Ulysses S Grant Accomplishments & Achievements
There are several accomplishments & achievements by Ulysses S Grand like helping President Abraham Lincoln during Civil war, we are enlisting some of them below.
- Ulysses S Grant brought the civil right law in order to fight against Ku Klux Klan. He has successfully curbed on the violence which was spread out by Klan.
- Fifteen amendment in constitution was made by Ulysses S Grant according to which the vote right was given to African American. In order to protect the right, he further strengthened the law.
- Right Right Acts of 1870 & 1875 where brought which resulted in equal rights for African Americans. This is a big accomplishment for President Ulysses S Grant.
- Grant had used arm in order to build the Republican party in the erstwhile Confederacy states. Although this step of Grant was not in the interest of nation.
- Ulysses S Grant handled the recession well that is known as the Panic of 1873.
- Ulysses S Grant worked on the reformation of western Indian agencies.
As far as economy of the country is concern, there are not so much accomplishments for Grant yet he made permanent change in the societal system where black had got equal right. His military powers had won the Civil wars. Grant remained President for two terms but it is objected that some of his policies have caused the recession.