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  • Introduction
  • I'm Ulysses S Grant.
  • Personal Background
  • Famous Quote
  • There was never one more willing to go than I am.
  • Ulysses S Grant was the 18th president of the United States. He was a republican and served in office from 1869 to 1877 (8 years). On his first election he got 214 electoral votes and on his second election he got 286 electoral votes. His nickname was the Butcher.
  • Domestic/Foreign Issue
  • Grant went to US Military Academy at West Point. He soon served in the US army from 1822-1861. He had fought in the Mexican-American war and while at Fort Humbolt he became depressed and began to drink .He was later caught and was forced to resign.
  • Domestic/Foreign Issue
  • A famous quote Ulysses said was "There was never one more willing to go than I am." He wrote this on a piece of paper shortly before his death. He said this because he achieved his accomplishments and was happy to die.  
  • Fun Facts
  • While Grant was in office he had to face some issues. One was that he wanted to use Santa Domingo as land for the US. It failed to pass the senate but Grant sent 3 men anyway. Soon public opinion turned against the treaty.
  • Another issue was that when Grant came into office after the Civil War, he had to issue the Reconstruction policy and maintain rights for African Americans.
  • Some interesting facts about President Grant was that blood made him physically ill, he had no other political offices, his portrait is on the $50 bill.   
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