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    • Ulysses S. Grant 18 th President Republican 1869-1876 “ Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately you occasionally find men disgrace labor”
    • 1868 election
      • VOTE AS YOU SHOT!
      • WAVING THE BLOODY SHIRT!
    • Now we can get some work done!
      • Transcontinental Railroad-1869
    • Workers
      • Crocker
      • Stanford
      • Casement
      • Huntington
    • 15 th Amendment
      • Hiram Revels-1 st black senator, takes DAVIS seat, 1870!
    • Yellowstone National Park-1872
    • Era of Good “Stealings!”
      • Fisk-Gould-1869
      • Credit-Mobilier-1872
      • $72 million contracts for
      • $53 million dollars work
      • VP Schuyler Colfax in on it!
    • Tweed Ring- Tammany Hall
      • 200 million dollars taken from NY taxpayers!
      • Samuel Tilden prosecuted him
      • Caught in Spain!
    • Grant us another term?
    • What if…
      • Horace Greeley died three weeks after the election!
      • 0 electoral votes!
      • Newspaper editor and a republican who was critical of Grant
    • Also…Susan B. Anthony votes!
    • Women’s Christian Temperance Movement-1873
    • Comstock laws
      • NO "obscene, lewd, and/or lascivious" materials through the mail, including contraceptive devices and information.
      Anthony Comstock U.S. Postal inspector
    • 2 nd term… “era of good stealings continue!”
      • Whiskey Ring-1875
      William Belknap Appointed appoint Caleb Marsh to lead an Indian post in exchange for $24,000!
    • Also- Panic of 1873
      • Jay Cooke and Co. goes bankrupt-RR investments!
      • Fisk Gould
      • Paying costs of War
    • Battle of Little Big Horn-1876
      • Custer’s Last Stand- Montana
      • Paha Sapa
      • 200 U.S. Calvary killed, led by Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull
    • Grant us a third term? NO!
    • Legacy
    • Lobbyist!
      • The Willard Hotel
    • Grant’s tomb-Manhattan
      • 1822–1885
      • Who’s buried in Grant’s tomb?
      • Funeral service-President, Cabinet, Congress, and Supreme Court
    • Flawed success or abject failure?