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  • Ulysses S. Grant The Eighteenth President By: Benjamin L. Atwood March 2008
  • George Washington
  • John Adams
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • James Madison
  • James Monroe
  • John Q. Adams
  • Andrew Jackson
  • Martin Van Buren
  • William Harrison
  • John Tyler
  • James Polk
  • Zachary Taylor
  • Millard Fillmore
  • Franklin Pierce
  • James Buchanan
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Andrew Johnson
  • By: Ben Atwood Ulysses S. Grant Our 18th President
  • Ulysses S. Grant
  • Early Life
    • Born on April 27, 1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio.
    • He had 2 brothers and 3 sisters.
    • His real name was Hiram Ulysses Grant, “HUG”.
    • His father was a tanner. A tanner makes leather.
  • Childhood Home
  • Mexican War
    • After graduating Grant was commissioned second lieutenant assigned to the fourth infantry regiment near St. Louis.
    • His first assignment was being in charge of all the supplies.
    • At Monterrey he carried a message through the streets lined with enemy snipers.
  • Civil War
    • Grant was almost 39 when the war broke out in 1861.
    • He freed his slave in 1859.
    • He knew he had to fight for the Union.
    • His first assignment was colonel of the 21st Illinois Volunteers.
  • Civil War
    • 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.”
    • President promoted him General-in-Chief in March 1864. He pinned down Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army. Lee surrendered to Grant.
  • Presidency
    • He was the first graduate of West Point to become president.
    • Grant served two terms as president from 1869 - 1877.
    • Events during his presidency.
    • 1869 - first transcontinental railroad was built.
    • 1871 - The Great Chicago Fire
    • 1872 - Yellowstone National Park, the first national park in America.
    • 1876 - Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone and Battle of Little Big Horn.
  • Later Years
    • After his presidency he and his family traveled to Europe and the Far East.
    • He retired with a savings of $100,000. He invested his money in a business and lost almost all of it.
    • He wrote a book about his life and Mark Twain published it and he earned $500,000.
    • He knew he was dying of cancer.
    • Grant died on July 23, 1885.
    • His tomb is in New York City in a place called General Grant National Memorial.
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  • Sources: http://whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/ug18.html http://www.mscomm.com/~ulysses/ http://www.worldbookonline.com www.ask.com www.google.com Researchers: Ben Atwood & Mrs. Schmidt
  • 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.