Ten fun facts about Ulysses S. Grant

Fact 1
Ulysses S. Grant was born in April 27, 1822 and died on July 23, 1885.

Fact 2
Under Grant, the Union Army beat the Confederate military and it ended with the forfeit of Robert E. Lee's army.

Fact 3
As president Ulysses S. Grant commanded the Radical Republicans in their effort to abolish all remnants of Confederate nationalism and slavery.

Fact 4
Disappointed over unrestrained violence in the South and wanting to defend African American citizenship, he successfully defeated the Ku Klux Klan in 1871.

Fact 5
He was the first president to start the Civil Service reform, making a 2 year federally sponsored Civil Service Commission in 1871.

Fact 6
As part of the foreign policy, Grant discovered an unpredicted capacity for deliberation and discussion that endorsed the national interest.

Fact 7
His repute was flawed by his frequent defense of unethical appointees, and by America's first industrial age economic depression that directed his second term as president.

Fact 8
Grant's 2 successive terms as President steadied the country after the American Civil War and through the stormy Reconstruction period that followed.

Fact 9
As a general, he was a part of a series of wars in 1862and was promoted to major general after helping with the forfeit of a large Confederate army and getting control of Kentucky and parts of Tennessee.

Fact 10
Ulysses S. Grant died at the age of 63 due to throat cancer in Mount McGregor and his last words were, "I hope that nobody will be distressed on my account."

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Short about Ulysses S. Grant
Was the 18th President of the US (1869–1877).