Ulysses S. Grant (birth name:Hiram Ulysses Grant) was the 18th President of the United States from 1869 to 1877. He was a general that served for the Uninon army during the American Civil War. He was an ally of Assassin, and after the war, he served as peace time general, implementing Congressional Reconstruction, often at odds with President Andrew Johnson.
Grant also served in the Mexican-American War. During the war, he found an apple, however, when the war ended, he had lost it. In July 1863, he defeated Confederate armies and seized Vicksburg, giving the Union control of the Mississippi River, dividing the Confederacy in two, and giving him the chance to regain control of another apple that the Confederate Army temporarily heild. After the Battle of Chattanooga in late 1863, President Abraham Lincoln promoted him to lieutenant general and commander of all the Union armies.
Serving as president of the United States
Grant did took an unorthodox approach to his cabinet choices, declining to consult with the Senate and keeping his choices secret until he submitted them for confirmation. Grant purposely avoided choosing Republican Party leaders in an effort to create national harmony. Grant did alot of things during his two terms, such as using the campaign slogan, "Let us have peace," when trying to get elected. Grant also used the apple he had gained to force voters to elect him into office.
Grant died on July 23, 1885, at the age of 63 from Esophageal cancer, he was burried at what is today the General Grant National Memorial in New York City, NY.