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  1. 1. Ulysses S. Grant The Eighteenth President By: Benjamin L. Atwood March 2008
  2. 2. George Washington
  3. 3. John Adams
  4. 4. Thomas Jefferson
  5. 5. James Madison
  6. 6. James Monroe
  7. 7. John Q. Adams
  8. 8. Andrew Jackson
  9. 9. Martin Van Buren
  10. 10. William Harrison
  11. 11. John Tyler
  12. 12. James Polk
  13. 13. Zachary Taylor
  14. 14. Millard Fillmore
  15. 15. Franklin Pierce
  16. 16. James Buchanan
  17. 17. Abraham Lincoln
  18. 18. Andrew Johnson
  19. 19. By: Ben Atwood Ulysses S. Grant Our 18th President
  20. 20. Ulysses S. Grant
  21. 21. Early Life <ul><li>Born on April 27, 1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio. </li></ul><ul><li>He had 2 brothers and 3 sisters. </li></ul><ul><li>His real name was Hiram Ulysses Grant, “HUG”. </li></ul><ul><li>His father was a tanner. A tanner makes leather. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Childhood Home
  23. 23. Mexican War <ul><li>After graduating Grant was commissioned second lieutenant assigned to the fourth infantry regiment near St. Louis. </li></ul><ul><li>His first assignment was being in charge of all the supplies. </li></ul><ul><li>At Monterrey he carried a message through the streets lined with enemy snipers. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Civil War <ul><li>Grant was almost 39 when the war broke out in 1861. </li></ul><ul><li>He freed his slave in 1859. </li></ul><ul><li>He knew he had to fight for the Union. </li></ul><ul><li>His first assignment was colonel of the 21st Illinois Volunteers. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Civil War <ul><li>In February 1862 Grant took Fort Henry and Fort Donelson. When the Confederate commander wanted to surrender Grant said, “No terms except an unconditional surrender can be accepted.” </li></ul><ul><li>President promoted him General-in-Chief in March 1864. He pinned down Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army. Lee surrendered to Grant. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Presidency <ul><li>He was the first graduate of West Point to become president. </li></ul><ul><li>Grant served two terms as president from 1869 - 1877. </li></ul><ul><li>Events during his presidency. </li></ul><ul><li>1869 - first transcontinental railroad was built. </li></ul><ul><li>1871 - The Great Chicago Fire </li></ul><ul><li>1872 - Yellowstone National Park, the first national park in America. </li></ul><ul><li>1876 - Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone and Battle of Little Big Horn. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Later Years <ul><li>After his presidency he and his family traveled to Europe and the Far East. </li></ul><ul><li>He retired with a savings of $100,000. He invested his money in a business and lost almost all of it. </li></ul><ul><li>He wrote a book about his life and Mark Twain published it and he earned $500,000. </li></ul><ul><li>He knew he was dying of cancer. </li></ul><ul><li>Grant died on July 23, 1885. </li></ul><ul><li>His tomb is in New York City in a place called General Grant National Memorial. </li></ul>
  28. 29. Sources: Researchers: Ben Atwood & Mrs. Schmidt
  29. 30. Special Thank You To: Ms. White for letting us do a Power Point and to Mrs. Charles for letting us have a working lunch in the computer lab.